Crashdiët - 2005 - Rest In Sleaze
1. Knock 'em down
2. Riot in everyone
3. Queen obscene
4. Breakin' the chainz
5. Needle in your eye
7. Out of line
8. It´s a miracle
9. Straight outta hell
10. Back on trakk
Their first full length "Rest In Sleaze" came out in 2005 with the following line-up:
Dave Lepard on vocals
Peter London on bass
Martin Sweet on guitar
Eric Young on drums
The first thing that struck me, was the production quality of this album. The sound is just about as crystal-clear as it comes,
which makes their debut especially enjoyable, even on a first listen.
The setlist on this album is a next asset. Opening with the great "Knokk 'Em Down" and following up with a few more killer songs,
this shows the greatest elements of a typical Crashdiet song: a build-up of tension in the verses, exploding into a singalong chorus.
Amazingly, they do this with such originality that the same formula doesn't bore at any time. A great deal of this comes from Dave's
awesome vocals. In a singing style that's extremely cramped, he explores every possibility there is and clearly masters his art well.
For me, the clearest example of his vocal capacities comes in the ballad "It's A Miracle". As self-respecting pioneers of glam clichés,
it was no option to leave out an emotional song like this one, but once again they took it to a new level.
Not giving up the punch that is so present in the rest of the album, they made a melodic rocker with balls to match.
All in all, this a great album to get to know the band. I'd give it a 7/10 overall.
Last Updated (Sunday, 22 August 2010 11:53)