Bodyguerra – Freddy… Nothing As It Seems

Freddy… Nothing As It Seems
Released 29th April 2013
Hard Rock / Classic Rock
Released via Dust On The Tracks Records

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‘Freddy…Nothing As It Seems’ is the debut album from the German classic rock band Bodyguerra. It is a concept album based on the life of the infamous British doctor turned serial killer, Dr. Harold Fredrick “Freddy” Shipman a.k.a. “Dr. Death”.

Musically speaking, Bodyguerra position themselves firmly in the classic rock category. ‘Freddy…’ offers a mixture of energetic rock songs with catchy guitar melodies and choruses such as Dr.Death and slow, melancholic guitar ballads such as Vera. The latter reminds me of the earlier works by Genesis possibly due to vocal style and the overall pace of the guitars. This pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the album as the subsequent tracks tend to follow the aforementioned formula.

The Retreat features some catchy guitar solos making it one of the more memorable tracks on here. The majority of the songs on here feature lyrics that fairly easy to follow and very tempting to sing along to. 21 Market Street is a great example of this. So catchy that you almost want to wave your hands in the air and sing along “21 Market Street is a good place to die!”

Overall this has been a very enjoyable classic rock album. Bodyguerra’s intriguing storytelling definitely adds to the appeal and I’d happily recommend this to any fans of the genre.


Iza Raittila

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