Millsyeck is the name of the CD and band, and their debut album is choc full of classic rock goodness. It kicks off in bright lively rocking style with ‘Looking Out For Number One‘ that has the added bonus of the glorious cowbell. Next up ‘Hell Hath No Fury‘ is a rifftastik number reminiscent of Bon Jovi in their rocking heyday, with a splendidly naughty line ‘your sex is the only thing I want‘. Another catchy riff opens up ‘It’s Not Right‘, check out the video for this mid paced fine and dandy tune. The rock ‘n’ roll ‘Jumping In The Grave‘ speeds things up and the laid back ‘Not What You See‘ has an annoyingly good catchy beat throughout the song and more cowbell. Another slow start to ‘Broken Vows‘ before it turns into another punchy rocking tune with guitar excellence. Next up a piece of 80s magic as ‘Dirty Girl‘ keeps up the pace, as she should!
So who are these guys producing such elegant music? Well they have been around since 2009 and played at Hard Rock Hell in 2012, where we were introduced to them. That is the only time we have seen them due to there being a fair distance between us (in LA!) and the band being from Dundee. They have had an EP out for a while, songs from which we have aired on our ROXX show! The musicianship and vocals are wonderful throughout and Alex has a voice that just draws you in. The guitar work throughout the album is exquisite.
Now for eight minutes of epic proportion that is ‘Pretend I’m Brave‘, think Guns N’ Roses big ballad illusion era, a truly awesome and heartfelt song which has everything! It hauntingly comes in with piano and guitar, slowly builds up, enticing vocals, an immense atmospheric song… Oh and what a geeeetar solo, big drums, then it slows down again, more guitar, whooaggh and then a huge song finishes leaving me exhausted, a lump in my throat, shaking and tingling with goose pimples. Mr & Mrs Roxx love this song which appeared on the bands EP and has been played endlessly by us and I can honestly say it is one of the greatest songs I’ve ever heard and at my age I’ve heard millions!
Back to the heavy rockingness, ‘Love Is All You Need‘, drives along guitars flailing all over the place, I’m in airguitar heaven! Yes you need to ‘Get Some‘ of this, which is a gloriously groovy song, before the albums final track ‘Sets It Alight‘ with a big slide geetaring finale. The whole album puts a smile on my face and has a quality big bands would be proud of, I’ve had it on constantly since I received it. I find myself whistling along to the catchy tunes, it’s a foot tappingly good album. If you like classic rock, brought up to date with a bluesy, slight grungyness to it, then check out Millsyeck live and buy this album.
I find myself whistling along to the catchy tunes, it's a foot tappingly good album. If you like classic rock, brought up to date with a bluesy, slight grungyness to it, then check out Millsyeck live and buy this album.