Millionaire – Paradisiac

Release Date: October 25, 2005
Reviewed by Andy Seabright

What can I really say about a band like Millionaire, let alone the whole post-punk, indie 70s rock music style? Hailing from Belgium and fronted by Tim Vanhamel (Evil Superstars, dEUS and Eagles of Death Metal), Millionaire present you with a stoner rock sound all too similar to other bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Death From Above 1979, and Eagles of Death Metal, which is some way would make total sense.

The groups second album ‘Paradisia’c presents a blend of guitar driven rock and a pinch of electronics to add more flavor. At first the album felt really bland and almost unable. But with further , the album starts to get a little more interesting. In the beginning the tempo is sluggish and narcoleptic, but as it progresses, it picks up and starts to get some juices flowing, but still not enough to really gain much enthusiasm from me.

Id have to say the only song that really caught my attention was Wake Up the Children which included some slightly bizarre vocal distortions. Face That Doesn’t Fit by far is the most out there of songs. Sounding more like an industrial punk tune than anything.

Overall its like a ride at the County Fair. Your expectations are high and you only ending finding out that is just spins in circles leaving you bored than thrilled. Millionaire is a band for those who like this sort of sound, but as for me I feel like I’m left penniless.


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