Released: 2010, Sony Music
Reviewer: Thorsten Zwingelberg
They have been kicking ass for about 30 years and still they play some mighty fine tunes. Despite such outstanding bands like Gotthard or Shakra, Krokus is still sitting on the Swiss Hardrock throne and with HOODOO they make it pretty clear that they aren’t planning on early retirement.
After all these years, Marc Storace & Co still sound like a loud mixture of good Bourbon and a dirt road. What do they care about the latest developments in rock music? Nothing. All that they need is a loud amp and their Les Paul and they’re all good to go. So this album is obviously what you were looking for if you’re longing for some good old, down-to-earth, dust kicking Rock N Roll that comes from the heart. While songs like “Firestar” prove that the guys are much too young for the old folks home, they also have some seasoned tunes that take you all the way back to the early 80s. Afterall, HOODOO provides a perfect mixture of up-tempo rockers and more relaxed, bluesy kind of songs that keep your foot tapping and your head shaking. Actually guitar player Fernando von Arb kind of says it all: "Get ready to rock." If you’re into Great White, AC/DC or the harder Travis Tritt stuff, then you will most likely kind of love this one.
So no matter how far away your next record store is, when you return with this album in your hands, so will agree to the words of bass player Chris von Rohr: “It was a long journey, but it was certainly worth it.” Rock!