Molotow - 2007 - Feat. Rock & Roll
1. Stand Up And Shout
2. Magic Busses And Taxies
3. Surrender To Rock & Roll
5. All Worn Out
6. Beam Me Up (For Glam & Glory)
7. Joe Sparky
8. The Edge
11. Battlefield Rock
It’s been a while having a mesmerizing Hard Rock n' Roll band debut album in my CD-player. Well, I can say the time has come.
Together with their newest release Rock Tales and the third in the making, Norwegian rockers Molotow kick plenty of ass.
This time it was my job to get down and dirty with Feat. Rock & Roll, released in 2007. Hold on tight; it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!
Since JJ has told you already about how great Molotow sounds for an upstart band, I’m gonna focus purely on the tracks this debut has to offer.
Molotow kicks in with "Stand Up And Shout", a perfect track to get this Rock n' Roll party started. If it was a sawed-off shotgun, it just blew my balls off and more! A great combination of badass but clean vocals, heavy but melodic riffs and a sh*tload of attitude shoved down your throat!
"Magic Busses And Taxies" is an almost mind-tripping name for a song which continues down the same energetic musical approach as "Stand Up And Shout" does. So, drug free or not; you will space-away before you know it.
Molotow carries on with a sing-a-long track called "Surrender To Rock & Roll", a title I would like to shout at crap merchants like Bruno Mars who are ruling today’s charts. We get tired of all those fucked-up sissy acts, am I right? Anyway, this particular song shows us the quality of Molotow and has the potential to become one of their most famous singles.
"Faraway" is also a great track; catchy, heavy and headbangin’. One thing I like to mention: In the end there’s some Iron Maiden influenced guitar playing by the way…
After this, "All Worn Out" is next up. A bit soft in my estimation, but it has a killer sound.
People might know "Beam Me Up" from Glamnation Vol. 1. It’s a typical glamour song with the familiar gang vocals, guitar solo’s, the whole shebang. Highly recommended for all you Sleazenation-readers.
After this 6-track blast, the fillers make their attendance. Each of "Joe Sparky", "The Edge" and "80s" are honest and real rock n' roll tracks, but I miss the variety the previous songs have given me in the past 20 minutes.
Also "Godforsaken" and "Warlords" are a treat to the ear, but I can’t forget "Far Away" and "Stand Up And Shout".
Overall, JJ has made a point: Norwegians of this caliber should get more credit, more gigs and more fans. Don’t be a schmuck and check them out at the Sleazenation gigs or anywhere else around the globe: Get on your knees and surrender to Rock n' Roll!
Written by Jesse Gorvette