Album review : DOG DAYS REVOLUTION – Overloaded

 

 

 

 

Turenki Records (Release date – out now)

Rock ‘n’ Roll and Finland have long gone hand in hand for some reason, maybe it’s the long dark nights? The latest addition to Finland’s rock heritage are Dog Days Revolution. Borrowing the odd riff from the Young brothers, they play a blues infused rock but get closer to Bonafide than AC/DC.

The album is an entertaining listen however with plenty to like and is possibly best summed up by the title of one of the tracks, ‘So Simple Is Rock ‘n’ Roll’. There is a party atmosphere to the album with a soundtrack of straight forward rocking tracks, don’t expect any musical surprises here and you won’t be disappointed.

Top track for me is a cover of the Sweet’s ‘Fox On The Run’ which the guys play fairly straight but the track sounds fresh and vibrant. The title track ‘Qverloaded’ is another good number which has a big hook in the chorus that will have you singing along. The ballad of the album, ‘Let Me In’, is also worth a mention more for the slightly dubious lyrics, which I think have lost something in translation, than anything else. It is a good track though. In fact the lyrics don’t quite work a lot of the time but as their English is a damn sight better than my Finnish I can hardly take issue too strongly.

This may not be the most original album you will ever hear, it is however a good rocking album that does exactly what it says on the tin.

***1/2

Review by Dave Wilson


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