Nasty Nuns - 2010 - Too Much Is Never Enough
1. Born To Live & Die
2. Car's Gonna Rockin'
3. Sleazy, Nasty, Dirty
4. Come Out Alright
5. Too Much Is Never Enough
How happy I was to finally get this long-awaited disc in my hands (thanks Alexx).
After their powerful gig with Star*Rats, I was dead curious to hear their studio work also. Five tracks to convince me that they could transmit their stage energy on tape.
Let me tell you, they don't disappoint! "Born To Live & Die" blasts away, and before you know it, you're surrounded by walls of guitar crunch, a bass drum freight train and a pounding bass line. Then on come the vocals...
The very first riff kicks you back a few decades, and Julez Gun just tops that off with his old school voice. No time to think, is what they must have thought. This track just keeps going, without any room for slowing down. Now that's a taste of good things to come!
Nasty Nuns has a metal background, clearly, but don't let that influence their special brand of Sleaze Rock. Apart from some bass drum bursts and the very tight guitar work, this is sheer rock madness.
It's not hard to hear which bands influenced the Nuns, but who doesn't like old Guns N' Roses on speed? "Car's Gonna Rockin'" reminds me of Axl & company in the Use Your Illusion days, but in no way that is a point of negativity, they take it some place different completely.
"Sleazy, Nasty, Dirty" has to be my favourite song, it's just ridiculously fast. Even in the first breakdown, just before the starter verse, you can feel the energy and eagerness to go fast. Each single piece of the song is catchy, but you have to be damn fast to follow.
Each song is unique in its own way, and the only reason I prefer "Sleazy, Nasty, Dirty" is because that has the most elements that please me. All five have their special little bit that makes the song stick out though, and your top track might just be completely different from mine...
Pick up your copy I'd say, this is one of the up-and-coming bands that you can't miss...