THE ZOMBIES – Different Game
- by J.N.
- Posted on 29-03-2023
BAND URL: https://thezombiesmusic.bandcamp.com/
Legendary psychedelic rockers The Zombies surely need no introduction as the British outfit is something akin to a musical institution in some respects. Even after all these years Rod Argent and his skilled bandmates are still a fabulous thing to witness live on stage and a most impressive and well-oiled machine in the studio as evidenced by this inspired new effort of theirs entitled Different Game. There is a certain amount of confidence to the record that is undeniable, but more importantly, the compositions contain rigor and spark while also maintaining their momentum and consistently conjuring up heaps of hazy and woozy atmospheres. ‘Rediscover‘ and ‘Dropped Reeling & Stupid‘ are psychedelic delights that are brimming with late 60s-influenced flavors, and ‘Run Away‘ packs some serious emotional punch and boasts a prominent sense of yearning. A couple of tunes are less than stellar, but overall, this is a strong, heartfelt output that transports the listener to a world of wonder and one that sees the veterans in fine form. Simply put, Different Game is a superbly produced offering that pays homage to their past while also carving out a new and interesting musical path to the future.