What once seemed like a distant memory with no hope of returning has now come full circle. Seventeen years after LA Guns disbanded, Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns have reunited to put together a solid rocking masterpiece
L.A. Guns are back in dashing shape, Tracii Guns’ work is pretty evident on this album and the band gives us an excellent piece of work.
The fine purveyors of sleaze rock are back with their tenth studio album. And the good news, the Gothenburg boys, now in their 21st year of existence, are as mean and salacious as always. The madness opens with the bluntly titled Don’t Mean Shit, a demonic cocktail of raw power and fearsome attitude. Jocke Berg’s robust vocals deliver with every note on a song laced with anger.
The album goes out in a blaze of glory on the nasty Psycho City and then on to the brain shaker Wrecking Ball Crew, which more than leaves it’s mark on you. Whatever you want to call Crazy Lixx, sleaze rock, glam metal, it doesn’t matter a damn, because they’re bloody good. Their music requires zero thinking, but gives 100% entertainment guaranteed. If you fancy reliving rock in the all conquering 80’s, this album stands up to most of the classics of that era. Wear a pair of spandex for extra effect though
However … Julian Angel still writes better stuff than his competitors and fans of Hair Metal will find everything on this record they love about this genre.
Released by: Independent Release Date: March 1st, 2014 Genre: Rock Links: http://www.johnnylima.com/ Tracklist: 01. My Revolution 02. Happily Ever After You 03. You’re The Drug I Wanna Get High On 04. Fill You Up 05. Blame It On Love 06. I Can’t Love You Anymore 07. Tell Me Lies 08. Couldn’t Be The One 09. […]
if you ever wanted a good metal record to jam at your next big party without scaring away every single woman within half a mile…your next purchase order should be pretty obvious at this point. THE SLEAZE LIVES ON!!!!
Overall the style is a bit of mixed bunch that takes elements of what the bands first three albums offered up and combines them into a modern-ish sounding take on the traditional hard rock formula, with just enough cheekiness and fun to not have to take it too seriously…
The riff work and the solos have a distinctive sound that recalls the APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION era and mixes it with the more modern sleaze rock sounds of bands like BUCKCHERRY…
I make no bones about the fact I have been supporting the New Wave of Swedish Sleaze since a few years ago when bands like Crashdiet, Crazy Lixx, Hardcore Superstar and Babylon Bombs to name a few, started just dishing out kick ass records that brought 80’s nostalgia back into the forefront.