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Thunderfuck and the Deadly Romantics – Dirty, Sleazy, Rock ‘n’ Roll

Posted in CD, Metal, Rock with tags , , , , , on 6th July 2019 by mickbirchy

Thunderfuck and the Deadly Romantics
Dirty, Sleazy Rock ‘n’ Roll
Sleaze Rock, Hard Rock
Released: 26th July 2019
via Cargo Records

OK, I was not expecting what I actually heard on this album. Then again, I really didn’t fully understand what I was getting this one. I mean, what would you expect from a band called Thunderfuck and the Deadly Romantics? The band comes from Ontario, Canada and have spent quite a lot of time here in the UK. Everything that I’ve heard about them so far is relatively positive, with a great hype building behind them, consistent gigs and good feedback. It really feels like a band that has taken their time and grown on their own accord rather than forcing a quick fix to success. After taking a listen to this album, I have definitely thought about it and the first impressions were mixed to positive. However, now I have had some time to let this one settle, let’s talk about this one.

The album sounds decent from the get-go, great rock tone with well-produced instrumentation all the way through. The balance of the instrumentation is great with all of the instruments coming through clear. Then you get the vocals and, well I’m not a fan. Don’t get me wrong, if you like this style of singing then that’s awesome but if you’re like me, then it’s truly going to grate on you quite quickly. He’s not out of tune but the vocals are incredibly coarse and it doesn’t really fit in with the slick instrumentation. For me, it ruins the sound of the songs. Now, this is just me, I realise that there are people that like the way the rough vocals contracts with the slick and well-executed music. 

Most of the lyrics are about your typical rock ‘n’ roll topics such as sex, drugs, drinking and working-class life. Which is fine, I mean I don’t expect much from sleaze rock, in terms of lyrical content. Usually, sleaze rock mainly focuses on light-hearted, easy to grasp subjects that audiences can immediately identify. However, when one of your songs literally starts with a woman moaning in orgasm, I think you’re going to have a good sense of what album you’re getting into.

Overall, this is not a bad album. I can’t say I personally like the vocals but I can certainly understand the appeal. The rock is great and there are some damn catchy and fun tunes to listen to. If you’re looking for a band that delivers rough and dirty sounding rock music, then Thunderfuck and the Deadly Romantics are something to behold.

2.5/5

Mick Birchall

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AC Angry – Black Denim

Posted in CD, Rock with tags on 15th September 2013 by izaforestspirit

AC Angry
Black Denim
Released 25th October 2013
Rock n’ Roll
Release via Dust On The Tracks Records

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Black Denim’ is the debut album from the German rock band AC Angry. Since their formation last year, the band have supported legendary heavy metal acts such as Saxon and Anvil.

Once you get past the cheesy-sounding song titles, you’re treated to some rather catchy, easy going rock’n’roll music with a certain punk rock attitude. This is similar to the Danish band Helltrain, the only difference being that these guys take their influences more from rock and heavy metal as opposed to death metal and rock’n’roll. The choruses are easy to follow and sing along to, and the guitars give each track that ‘happy feel’. Rock’n’Roller Roller Rolla is a typical example of this style – short, catchy and definitely uplifting. There’s also the ballad It’s Good To Be Bad which has a much slower pace and the lyrics seem a little bit more serious.

The title track features more guitar solos and the chorus sounds like an anthem befitting a motorcycle gang. Speaking of motorbikes, there’s even a song called “Motor”on here with lyrics such as “…keep them comin’, I’ve got the motor runnin’”. Yes, it’s time to dust off those black denim/ leather jackets, get on your bike and start the joyride heading straight to hell!

3.5 /5

Iza Raittila