Voodoo Six: Songs To Invade Countries To

London-based rockers take a quantum leap on album four

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For a long time, Voodoo Six were pegged as a worthy, decent band, albeit one never destined to make much impact. So, where the hell has this album come from?

It’s the band’s fourth, but second with the current lineup and suddenly everything’s come together. There’s groove, pace, power, insistent songs and some stunning musicianship. You can hear the transformation as they stride through the rampaging Falling Knives, and thrust into All That Glitters. It‘s Clutch reborn with British accents.

Elsewhere, Higher Ground has a Zeppelin-esque Eastern flavour to it, and Stop has a smart Aerosmith-style funk smooch. But perhaps the two most revealing tracks here are Your Way and Sink Or Swim. The former is the current single, while the latter is surely destined to be a future one. These are outrageously catchy anthems that prove Voodoo Six now have what it takes to be massive.

Malcolm Dome

Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica, published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009. He died in 2021