You will find every Buckcherry album in my CD collection and I have witnessed them live on every headlining UK tour including their first in 99. That coincided with what was for me the rebirth of ass kickin’ rock n roll, with the likes of Backyard Babies & Nashville Pussy.
But here’s the deal, to me and a lot of other fans that I have spoken to, every album has had a couple of fillers. Again this is the case, the disc has great riffs and melodies, a BC hallmark and some good writing as it builds together a theme of the Seven Deadly Sins. Maybe each album sounds a bit to similar? Whereas another favourite band of mine Hardcore Superstar strive for a new sound with each album.
‘Gluttony’ is an ass kicking opener, ‘Wrath’ carries it on with thundering guitars, while ‘the truth’ slows things down nicely in true BC style. ‘Greed’ & ‘Water’ again are good rocking tunes, but I feel like I’ve heard them before on previous BC albums. I’m sorry if this review is coming across as negative, because I really do like the album, but maybe bands would be better sticking to more than ten songs on an album! ‘Dreamin Of You’ finishes off the album by proving yet again Buckcherry do a killer ballad.