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Million $ Reload – A Sinner’s Saint Review

Released by: Frontiers Records

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Hard Rock

Links: http://www.milliondollarreload.com/

 

Line Up:

Vox: Phil Conalane

L/Guitar&B/vox : B.A.M

L/Guitar&B/vox : Andy Mack

Drums: Sean McKernan

Bass & B/vox: Kie McMurray

 

Tracklist:

01. Fight the System

02. Bullets in the Sky

03. Blow Me Away

04. Can’t Tie Me Down

05. Broken

06. I Am the Rapture

07. Wicked

08. Smoke ‘N Mirrors

09. Headrush

10. Pretty People

11. It Ain’t Over

12. Protest (Bonus Track)

13. Down To The Wire (Bonus Track)

 

Million $ Reload is a stripped down, straight ahead hard rock band in the same vein as Buck Cherry. In fact, in a lot of respects, M$R sound a lot like Buck Cherry. Their Frontier debut A Sinner’s Saint takes what Buck Cherry has done, and given it a more bare bones sound akin to Kix.

Though songs like “Blow Me Away,” “Fight the System,” and “Wicked” could likely fit easily on a playlist of Buck Cherry songs and fit seamlessly, I don’t want to make it sound like they’re a straight copy. Perhaps it’s the vocal similarity that makes it such an easy comparison, but the music tends to lean more towards the melodic, sing-songy chorus’ that made hair metal so viable during it’s time. Million $ Reload isn’t trying to cure cancer or protest the government with their music. They just do what rock and roll music should do: kick your ass, get your head bobbing, and get your foot tapping. Once you move past the initial obvious of what you’re hearing, you realize they’re not a copy as much as they are brothers in arms with bands like Buck Cherry in that they’re carrying on the tradition set by bands like Kix, Helix, and so many others years ago. Music is supposed to entertain, and dammit, A Sinner’s Saint is a very entertaining album.

If you’re looking for a great album with a tight rock vibe, strong songs, and down and dirty performances, look no further than Million $ Reload. Sometimes a band sticking to their guns and doing what comes natural is all that needs to happen.

 

Written by Chris

Ratings    Chris    7/10

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