Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie [Only @ Best Buy] [CD]

  • Artist: Volbeat
  • SKU: 5176302
  • Release Date: 06/03/2016
$17.99
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (286 out of 301)

Songs


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  • The Devil's Bleeding Crown
  • Marie Lavaeu
  • The Bliss
  • The Gates Of Babylon
  • Let It Burn
  • Black Rose
  • Rebound
  • Mary Jane Kelly
  • Goodbye Forever
  • Seal the Deal
  • Battleship Chains
  • You Will Know
  • The Loa's Crossroad
  • Slaytan
  • For Evigt
  • Black Rose
  • The Devil's Bleeding Crown [Live]


Overall customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    What Happened to the METAL?

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    MetalGuy71
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    This new album is a decent rock album. Most of their metal edges have been completely buffed clean though. I was afraid of this happening after their last album. Out of the 13 tracks, only one song 'Seal the Deal', could be categorized as metal. Maybe the last track too. Kinda. It sounds like Volbeat, no question. And it's pretty catchy. But they've changed their sound from the older days. Whether that's a good thing or bad is completely up to the ears of the listener. If you liked the last album, there is no reason not to like this one too. I'm disappointed with it though. There are also 2 cover songs on here. 'Battleship Chains' was originally done (better too) by The Georgia Satellites. While there is nothing inherently wrong with Volbeat's version, it lacks anything special. 'Rebound' was originally done by the pop/punk band Teenage Bottlerocket. It's not a bad cover, but a strange choice given the fact that it's about getting dumped by your highschool sweetheart and it's being sung by dudes well past their high school years. Apparently it's a tribute to TB's deceased drummer, who was a friend of the band. Perhaps with time, I'll warm up to this album, but for now, if I wanna hear some Volbeat, I'm going back to their early albums when they were still cranking a nice blend of metal, rock, rockabilly and whatever else they felt like. This album is more suited for a bland, non-offensive Clear Channel playlist Oh, and the bonus tunes are kinda lame and really non-essential listening. You're not missing anything with those.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More great music!

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    TheHutch
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    First let me preface this review by saying that I am a fan if the more mainstream approach that volbeat has taken in recent years...and as such I really enjoyed this album greatly. Many of the aspects that have made the last 2 volbeat albums so unique and enjoyable are present on this record. From the use of bagpipes-yes bagpipes(!) on one song (courtesy of the lead singers high school friend), to an appearance by the harlem boys choir on another song, this album truly gives you something unique on almost every track. Some may see this formula as essentially a copy of what they have done on the last two but I-and many others-still see a lot of merit in their methods. Getting this album at Best Buy was a no brainer, a second disc containing 4 unreleased tracks was an exclusive to this retailer. Now to be fair one track is only 1 minute long and is instrumental and the other 3 are just live or alternate versions of songs available on the album proper, let me just say the alternate version of 'the bliss', entitled 'for evigt', is worth the extra cost alone. The song is the same-save for the chorus, which is sung in the bands' native tongue. It is a compelling listen and is a great song in its own right, almost preferable to the original version. As a whole i say if you are a fan of the last 2 albums this is a must buy. If not i suggest you google a few of their trax and decide for yourself, but I think you will be richly rewarded. Volbeat rocks!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    To buy, or not buy (Deluxe version)

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    KaijuKid
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    I was on the fence about buying the deluxe version exclusive to Bestbuy as it's quite pricey for 4 additional songs. If you are wondering the same, this review is to help you. In a nutshell, not really worth it. Yes there's four extra tracks, but three are not new tracks but alternate versions. For evigt is the Danish version of The Bliss, Black Rose is a version without the guest vocalist that appears on the standard version, and there's a live version of The Devil's bleeding crown. The fourth track called Slaytan is a joke at like 40 seconds, It sounds like an intro to the album that was not used, as it has one sentence of lyric, and the rest is instrumental. Again, it's not a full song. In my opinion, not worth the extra $5 unless you're a completest fan. The review is rating the exclusive edition, If actual new songs were on the bonus disc, it would be a five star release.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Solid Album

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    JustAGamer
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    We're pretty big Volbeat fans in this house and Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie does not disappoint. Volbeat is very aware of what their sound is and this album does not depart from that, with solid grooves, heavy guitars and in your face vocals from start to finish. I will say though, I did find myself disappointed with the Best Buy Exclusive bonus disc. It's pitched as 4 extra tracks, but be warned that one of those tracks is simply a 60 second intro track, and one is a live cover. So the $6 price bump for essentially 2 new tracks was a bit of a let down. So weigh the pro and cons there between this and the standard version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good follow up

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    ZakkyJ
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    This is the second Volbeat album since acquiring the guitar powerhouse that is Rob Caggiano (formerly Anthrax). It is a solid album, with all the things fans of Volbeat know and love, with a few curveballs thrown in. Noticeably heavier than Outlaw Gentleman, the album manages to retain the boogie they've been building upon. My only real Complaint would be that some of the songs sound a little too similar to others off Outlaw.... Namely one song sounding nearly identical to Lola Montez. All in all, it's a good album I would reccomend to fans and non fans who are curious

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bigger & Better

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    kngtut13
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    I've been a Volbeat fan since seeing them in concert about 5 years ago. Really dig their stuff but on this one this second record featuring Rob Caggiano on guitar I finally feel like he is starting to make his presence known. There is a lot more guitar on this one than the last album but all the quality that you love about Volbeat is still there. Not sure I would buy the Deluxe version because the extra tracks are just different versions of the the same songs and a live track. But if you like having everything Volbeat then you can't go wrong with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Vol_Beats it again.

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    Daugi
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    Another solid recording from Volbeat. It's slightly different from Gangsters, but holds the sound we've been hearing over the last many recordings. If you're a fan, then you won't be disappointed. If you're interested in the band but don't own any of their music, buy the Gangsters record first. Overall worth the money. Like many European bands out there the US is behind the 8ball in the rock scene. Volbeat has been a prize, let's hope this record continues to bring the rock scene praise over all of the garbage music on the radio these days.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not as hard as earlier releases

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    BurningJoker
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    I've been a Volbeat fan for a while now due in part to their fresh take on hard rock/metal. They utilize their musical influences to create a sound that is somewhat unique today. However, their latest release "Seal the deal..." is nowhere near has heavy as their previous albums, and after a few listens becomes extremely repetitive and derivative of previous work. I couldn't go as low as a 3 rating because the musical chops are there, but this album is definitely not as good as their earlier work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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