There are quite a few of these electronic punk and aggrotech songs like these on the album such as ‘Last Days Under the Sun’ which is one of my favourite tracks on this album.
What DC has managed to do is find a range that suits the music perfectly and whilst the playing is circa 1987 in style, the vocal performance harks back to the early 80s and feels more bluesy in tone.
It’s the go to CD for when you have a BBQ and get moaned at for playing Master of Puppets whilst Nan is sitting on the patio.
Yngwie does not just play the song note for note (we have all heard it before) he adds his trademark licks and brings the song up to date with his own indomitable sound.
It is originality with a ‘hint of familiarity’ as the band weave their way through various musical styles
This has an almost scratchy, aged feel to it, reminiscent of older rhythm and blues for sure.
Crossfire, as an opening track it’s a first class introduction into what is an overall superb album.
You can’t have a tune called ‘Burn’ on an album and not expect it to tear you a new one. Classic riffs and melodies driven by another fantastic vocal performance.
The fourth track on offer ‘Let Her Down Easy’ with its southern blues harmonies shows a softer side to the band.
True Believer is one of the most hopelessly addictive songs I’ve ever heard on a metal album, and it manages to be equal parts retro and cheesy, yet still heavy at the same time.