Famous Underground – Famous Underground

Famous Underground
Famous Underground
Released 7th June 2013
Hard Rock
Released via Dust On The Tracks Records

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‘Famous Underground’ is a self-titled album from this Canadian hard rock band. This is the new project of Nick Walsh (ex-Slik Toxik, Revolver) and features Laurie-Anne Green on bass.

Straight from the offset you are in for some catchy hard rock with sleaze/glam rock style vocals and heavy guitar riffage. Think Guns’n’Roses meets Megadeth and you have a pretty good idea of what I’m referring to. Dead Weight is probably the best example of the band’s signature sound which comes complete with simple yet catchy choruses and hooky guitar melodies. There’s also some ballads such as the melodic rock style Forever And A Day.

The heavier, more metal sounding tracks like Necropolis remind me a little of Megadeth mostly due to the similarities in the vocal style. Another noteworthy track is the catchy, guitar solo infused Bullet Train, which is also leaning towards the “metal” direction.

Overall, this is a well produced and skillfully executed hard rock album. I have no doubt that it will appeal to fans of Slik Toxik and Nick Walsh’s other projects. If Megadeth or Guns’n’Roses rocks your boat then this album is for you.

3.5/5

Iza Raittila

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