It’s a return to the 80’s with Aug’s Be Careful What You Wish For, but with a very modern day, 2014 approach. That means it’s not cheesy but it will have you remembering (if you’re old enough) the big hair, loud guitars of 80’s metal. Once you begin, you’ll hear the influences of Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden all over this really amazing album.
The members of Aug, all veterans of the heavy metal scene, definitely bring trash/speed metal to new, 2014 levels. The guitar heavy tracks on Be Careful What You Wish For are fast and loud but never overbearing, to allow lead vocalist Aug to screech out his vocals, which you won’t be able to stop making comparisons to Ozzy’s vocals, circa 1982 when he was at his metal height. It’s hard to point to just a few highlights as all these tracks have the capability to blow you away. From “All I Can Be” one of the loudest and fiercest tracks, “Light Of Day,” featuring some of the best guitar riffs on the entire album, the title track “Be Careful What You Wish For,” a sort of call to arms number, to the surprising but excellent cover of Toto’s “Africa”, Aug just made the impossible possible; they’ve re-made 80’s heavy metal completely, making it cool, relevant and making it sound new, like nothing you’ve never heard before, if you were born post 80’s that is. Stellar album all around.