Rock ‘N’ Rott
Review by JD on November 25, 2012.
Some say that the best music is kept very simple, and that is a very true lesson indeed. Look at Motorhead. They are the undisputed Godfathers of Thrash, and they have kept their music simple and true to themselves while pummeling you with it throughout their career - and they kick ass even now. A very helpful lesson have Lords Motorhead has offered up and that only a selected few actually end up getting.
Finish scare rockers Rocking Corpses combine brilliantly a few simple, yet very identifiable musical genres into one blood stained entity. Old school Punk, NWOBHM era metal and even some grungier parts and splashes of Death Metal come together into what is RC’s. It is like a combination of The Misfits, GWAR, Motorhead and Saxon with shadings of 80's radio rock meeting early Death Metal. It seems to be confused at times - but that seems to be the fun that anchors the band.
Songs like the humourous Death Metal of 'Take A Whiskey' to the bloody ‘b’ movie inspired 'In The Dead Of The Night' show a band that is having a shit load of of fun while playing some decent music. They are not totally in the metal vain in my view, but they are still a whole lot of fun you can have without getting arrested.
They are not your typical Metallers or Punkers but Rocking Corpses are simply a group that has fun no matter what. I like the album, but do not love it. I do recommend this album though for depositing into their collection of any real rocker - Metalhead or not - to just have it to pull out and party to once in a while. With too many different styles in one, this band needs to continue on but perhaps focuses a little more without losing the fun factor.
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Rating: 7.2 out of 10