Buckcherry - 2001 - Time Bomb
3. Time Bomb
4. Porno Star
5. Place In The Sun
6. (Segue) Helpless
8. @*#! My Wrists
9. Whiskey In The Morning
13. Open My Eyes
Two years down the road, and Buckcherry picks up where they left you hanging after their self-titled debut album.
Nothing new here, just more and better of what you got used to. "Frontside" kickstarts the album in the way "Lit Up" did before, but just that little bit catchier. Feel it!
Screaming his way through the chorus, while almost whispering parts of the verse, Josh once again takes you on a lyrical and vocal journey that is yet to be matched.
One thing that has always struck me as incredibly hard to understand with Buckcherry, is the diversity in lyrics.
Tackling personal emotional issues in one song, self-promoting penis size in another one, it's not an easy task to grasp the level of seriousness.
The music however, is always in line with the vocals as well as the album as a whole. If you don't bother listening to the lyrics, you can just as easily enjoy the great musicianship (although you might miss some of the typical Buckcherry charm like that).
There is one moment on the album, where I feared that the drive would disappear because it's "just a little bit too much of the same thing", but there comes "Segue (Helpless)".
A great mandolin piece starts everything off, immediately switching the atmosphere of the disc, to smoothly run into a slow song.
This is where Mr. Todd does his best work: nagging his emotions into the mic, working to a peak that simply doesn't come. The entire song just runs along and cools the tempo down completely.
Ready for more, you say? You got it. Part 2 picks up the pace again with a few killer songs ("Whiskey In The Morning" being my favourite one) an ends another great album with the piano-driven "Open My Eyes".