Sleekstain – 2013 – Hard
- Dead 'Till You Live
- Call Me God
- Hard Rain
- Out Of Me
- My Friend Jack
- Merry Fear
- Gold, Grils 'N' Guns
Every once in a while there is an album that just stands out. An album that defies (or is trying to defy) the boundaries of chosen genre. Instead of following the rules and regulations that come with a specific genre, the band in question sets out a new set of rules to stick to. Where the influences are concerned, the band sticks to the beaten track with G’n’R, Aerosmith, Skid Row & Mötley Crüe as primary examples. But it’s the way they mingle things that sets them apart.
And that’s immediately noticeable on opener ‘Dead ‘Til U Live’. Just listen how they change rhythm patterns, how easy soft and harder parts glue together. And especially how singer Ryff Raff is keeping it all together in the higher parts, as well in the lower parts. Think of a younger Bach and Rose mixed-up and you will probably know what I mean. The rest of the band is by no means shabby but what a set of tonsils this boy has. They don’t come around that often, believe you me.
But the surprises don’t stop there, listen closely to ‘Merry Fear’, it’s almost a glam/sleaze version of Queensrÿche during “Operation: Mindcrime”. With some Alice In Chains thrown in for good measure. Amazing. But the boys know that their true calling is on the road, so the last couple of years Sleekstain was to be found in company of L.A. Guns, Pretty Boy Floyd and Vains Of Jenna. At this moment they’re travelling Europe with Sister and Crashdiët, in the UK Jettblack and Hell In The Club complete the bill.
This is for me the first true surprise in sleazy glamhell, this year. And they’re from France. Imagine…
Last Updated (Tuesday, 21 May 2013 21:13)