Album review: CRASHDIET – Rust

CRASHDIET - Rust

Frontiers [Release date 13.09.19]

“Rust” is a welcome return for Sweden’s Crashdiet, their first album since 2013’s “The Savage Playground” and the first to feature new(ish) vocalist Gabriel Keyes. The album is top quality melodic yet sleazy rock, with heavier tracks that are perfectly paired musically with all the backing vocals, hooks and harmonies that you would expect, “Into The Wild” being a good example of this.

The album was produced by guitarist Martin Sweet and mixed by Chris Laney, together they have done a good job of capturing the feel of the band. Opening track “Rust” reminds me of Bach era Skid Row at times, as does “Filth & Flowers”, but it is the slower “In The Maze” that will gravitate the band’s fans towards Crashdiet.

“Rust” is a consistently good album with “Reptile”, “Stop Weirding Me Out”, “Idiots”, “We Are The Legion” and the album’s ballad “Waiting For Your Love” all standing shoulder to shoulder with the above. In fact, there is only one track on the album has yet to grow on me and that is “Crazy”, which just feels a little out of place.

Crashdiet will no doubt expand their fan-base with the release of this album, if you can catch the band live it is highly recommended. ****

Review by Nikk Gunns


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