Rebel Yell - 2011 - Rebels On The Loose
01. Rebels On The Loose
02. Kill Girl Kill
03. Favouritism Blues
05. Home Sweet Beer
06. Ghost Of Profundity
07. Speaking In Riddles
08. Devil On Your Shoulder
09. Wanted, Dead
10. Messing With The Man
11. Godspeed (instrumental)
Oooow yes, one of Belgiums finest Rock ‘n Roll acts Rebel Yell launched their debut album! I was very pleased to see this excellent record lying on my doormat. Last year I had the chance to review Rebel's E.P. “Welcome to the Show” and when I heard it, it instantly blew my mind! While sitting on my knees, hurting and bruised as fuck, I asked Sandy; "please please PLEASE... can I do the full-length?" And guess what...
The begging was worth it for sure!
Rebel Yell brings you the purest form of Rock ‘n Roll. It’s hard, fast, kinda sleazy and it great to bang your head to when you’re sitting in your convertible cruisin’ through the country.
We start off with the album’s title track “Rebels on the Loose”, a true Rock ‘n Roll anthem. Rebel’s sound still has the same badass vibe as can be heard on their E.P.; not too heavy, just fuelled with catchy guitar riffs and vocals which are very pleasant to the ear. I just can’t sit still!
The intro of “Kill Girl Kill” reminds me of The Darkness’ “I believe in a Thing Called Love”. However, after the sweet intro all hell breaks loose. This is one of the songs which would fit perfectly in some smoky bar, including sleazy girls hookin’ up with married men and big fat dudes who are arm wrestling and biting in a greasy hamburger at the same time. Blues and Country combined with a bit of Rock ‘n Roll; excellent.
We continue this R ’n R ride with “Favouritism Blues”. If Kill Girl Kill was the sound for a good night of drinking in a bar, this one would be the bar fight in the end for sure! Pretty up-tempo, great guitar solos and even sometimes kinda evil. The next one, “Parasite”, delivers again, no need for discussion: It just f’n rules!
Damn, I just started listing to this disc and I already know it freakin’ rocks like hell. Anyway, track 5 is coming with the name “Home Sweet Beer”; Motörhead anyone? Flat-out killer!
“Ghost of Profundity” has an Iron Maiden feel to it (and that’s not a bad thing!) I rather listen to Rebel Yell’s up-tempo Rock ‘n Roll tracks, so it doesn’t pull it off for me personally. Either way, it’s definitely worth a listen.
Yiiihah! There we go again! The pace is getting faster with “Speaking in Riddles”. Really love these kinda songs, typical Rebell Yell you can say. Just like bare knuckles in the face; bloody hard! The mid-tempo track “Devil On Your Shoulder” brings some variation into Yell’s repertoire, only to kick some ass once again with “Wanted, Dead”.
I’m so fukkin happy Sandy gave me this copy! The final tracks are “Messing with the man” and a nice piece of instrumental work “Godspeed”, Great ending to finish their debut album!
You can think what you want about a little country like Belgium; Rebel Yell is the real deal and I really hope (and they will) they gain a big, steady and hardrockin' fanbase. Tour f'n Europe dudes! 'Rebels on the Loose’ is probably the best way to start off 2012. This album has everything you need; great musicianship, a one of a kind identity and ow yeah...It's fun as hell!
Last Updated (Tuesday, 10 January 2012 08:06)