Crashdiët - 2007 - The Unattractive Revolution
1. In the raw
2. Like a sin
3. Falling rain
4. I don't care
5. Die another day
7. Thrill me
9. XTC Overdrive
10. Bound to be aenslaved
11. The buried song
After some try-outs with the new singer, recording for their next full length, "The Unattractive Revolution", began.
The line-up then consisted of:
H. Olliver Twisted on vocals
Peter London on bass
Martin Sweet on guitar
Eric Young on drums
Another perfect example of how a band can grown within an already impressive style and sound.
Opening song In The Raw deals out a punch to the eardrums and kicks the rest of the album into gear.
There's great interaction between lead and backing vocals overall, which smoothens the introduction to Olliver's sound.
Less naturally raw, but nonetheless gritty-sounding, this guy fills Dave's shoes as good as he possibly can and is a great addition to an already great band.
Focussing more on the bombastic elements and keeping the groove going, Crashdiet doesn't lose any of the typical elements "Rest In Sleaze" had:
A more technical, yet still enormously catchy song structure building up to a chorus that immediately sticks, causing you to sing (or at least hum) out loud the next time around;
Greater musicianship allround, especially present in solos that don't lose themselves in note-masturbation but carry a great melody instead;
Another killer ballad (read: slower build-up, more emotionally-laden lyrics, but still kicking your ass back to the 80s) with "Falling Rain";
Added to that list of specific ear-catchers, the band doesn't lose their buzz once the album advances.
The feeling remains that no song was put on there unintentionally, each one containing at least one element that keeps you listening.
For me, this was the true eye-opener to Crashdiet, deserving at least an 8/10 (the chorus variations on "Falling Rain" did the trick).
Last Updated (Sunday, 22 August 2010 11:53)