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The Man From The Moon
Rocket Attack
September 2008
Released: 2008, Black Mark Records
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: Waspman

Allow me to be clear from the start: ROCKET ATTACK is NOT metal. At all. It’s ‘80s-styled hard rock.

With that established I can say that The Man From The Moon is the project of one Micke Moberg, and he plays and sings everything on the album. As I said, this album is a throwback to more ‘80s-type sounds, with guitars used more for colour and shade than actual power, the focus instead on the melodies and hooks. Think The Cult, a less gutter-fried Hanoi Rocks and other similar non-glam bands from the ‘80s. Make no mistake though – the cheese factor is high on this album. The chiming keyboards on “Revolution” will be enough to turn most people off without hearing anything else on the album.

Still, I think that would be missing the point. This is an album that’s meant for enjoyment – and by that I mean just to put it on, sit back, and relax to the music. This isn’t heavy, and while the lyrics are actually more intelligent than your average ‘80s band, I get the impression that Moberg just wants us to enjoy ROCKET ATTACK as an escape.

Although there are some truly cringe-worthy moments (“Dance Mamma” is hideous), any fan of pure rock music will find something to like on this album. While it is a frozen relic of another era, it’s still an entertaining listen.
Track Listing

1) Rocket Attack
2) Warm Blooded Woman
3) Eagle Free
4) Revolution
5) President of Madness
6) In Love and Memory
7) The Walker
8) I Am Your God
9) Ice Man
10) Dance Mamma
11) Time Gives a Moment
12) My Home Town

Lineup

The Man from the Moon: Everything

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