[Release date 17.06.16]
Fellow GRTR! reviewer Nikk Gunns loved Gene The Werewolf’s last album, ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Animal’, which was released at the end of 2012 on Frontiers. Like that album, this new one – their third to date – is a good time hard rock party album. Gene looks the part with his beard, band T-shirt and denims, plus he has a good, strong vocal perfect for these hard rockin’ tunes (no ballads allowed on this album!).
The music may not be hip but listening to the title track with its AC/DC approved riffs, this is good time rock music to be played loud. Whitesnake’s Reb Beach guests on ‘The Walking Dead’ which rocks like a good ‘un. Heck they even do the bad spelling/slang that was loved by bands like Twisted Sister on ‘Too Kool For Skool’. Loving the harmonica solo midway through this one.
‘If You Want Me’ builds nicely from the big drum beat/hand claps intro through to a big finish, aided by some piano. The piano is also back on the closing song ‘The Best I Can’ – a veritable epic for the band as it clocks in over five minutes.
Heck if Steel Panther can make it big retreading late 80′s hair metal/hard rock, Gene the Werewolf can easily scoop up some of the current interest in all things 80′s. ****
Review by Jason Ritchie
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