The classic rock sound is one that’s stood the test of time (no shit Sherlock) and when it’s done well, it’s almost impossible not to like it. Thankfully, this is one of those albums. The music is heavy, the guitars are dirty, and the bass is pounding. What more do you need? What these guys do is manage to channel a ton of eighties bands into a single album. Admittedly this might not be to everyone’s taste, and in some places it can even be accused of being a little cheesy, but if it wasn’t for cheesiness having a place in rock music, a lot of bands wouldn’t have gotten where they are today.
I will be perfectly honest and say that when I first heard the vocals on track one, I didn’t think I was going to like them. It’s not that they’re bad, it’s just that I didn’t like the style that much, but perseverance paid off and I found that they grew on me, especially as the style varies throughout the course of the album.
With riffs a plenty, screaming guitar solos, and just the right amount of sleaze, they have a good mix of stuff going on, and they manage to pull it off without sounding too dated. I’m not sure if it’s just me or not, but I thought in some places it might sound a little over produced, but those places aren’t too common, so can be forgiven.
Overall, this is an accomplished piece of work. Is it a great album though? Truthfully, although there’s a lot to like, personally I found it fell a little short of the mark. However, that said, it’s a solid album that’s well worth listening to. It might not be great, but it still manages to be rather good none the less.
With riffs a plenty, screaming guitar solos, and just the right amount of sleaze, they have a good mix of stuff going on, and they manage to pull it off without sounding too dated.