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Bettie Serveert – Pharmacy of Love

It seemed Bettie Serveert was slowly fading into oblivion, which would be a shame, because their first few albums were sheer class. And despite all that musical talent and the tight live performances they haven’t been able to recreate that level on their following albums.

But to my surprise, and great pleasure, the band managed to sound fresh and exciting again on the new album “Pharmacy of Love”. The opener Deny All, though it might not win the award for originality, immediately sets the tone with all its energy and conviction. And also on Semaphore, the band plays with that familiar alternative rock sound. And it is all quite catchy to top it off.

Drummer Joppe Molenaar (Voicst) was a good addition to the band as he brings more kick and energy to the album and it makes the songs better. And it lasts all through the record. Only during Mossie, which is certainly a good song, the band’s performance is less intense. It’s a good song, but it doesn’t quite fit with the other songs on the album. But after that you listen to an insane track like Change4Me and you’ll forget all about that.

“Pharmacy of Love” is a very strong album and it will most certainly appeal to fans of refreshing alternative rock. For all intents and purposes, Bettie Serveert is back and they can reclaim their rightful place in the spotlights

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