Fireworks

Badmouth - 'Heavy Metal Parking Lot' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/8b/25/c9/1688_BadmouthHeavyMetalParkingLot_1321645314.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     November 18, 2011    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
10039   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Label

Well worth your rock dollar.

Hailing from Sweden, Badmouth have just released their second album which is, to use an over-used phrase, “in your face”. Adding to this key attribute is the variety of rock genres on display in this very enjoyable album produced by Chips Kiesbye (The Hellacopters). He has certainly caught the band with a good crisp and clear sound with the guitars well up front.

Starting with ‘Son of Sam’ this sounds like Velvet Revolver at their best with a Slither-like hypnotic riff and menacing half spoken vocals. A more straightforward couple of songs follow or so it would seem - but halfway through the third track ‘Judas’, an Iron Maiden style gallop and arpeggiated solo appears out of nowhere and turns into a punk style breakdown complete with bass run. Not an everyday occurrence, which is then followed by a classy Alice Cooper sounding track ‘Silver Lining’. This band is clearly here to keep the listener on their toes.

Strong tracks, notably ‘City is Burning’ and ‘Blue Ribbon Days’ abound through the middle of the album and then we are upon the title track. I presume this is meant to be vaguely ironic and fits with the retro cartoon cover of an idyllic heavy rock community. A catchy chorus just about makes this track work and I’m sure I heard a cowbell there in the mix to add the atmosphere.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site

The strong song-writing and musicianship is displayed in full throughout the album. A minor quibble is the placement of the only ballad ‘Jakes Brakes’ as the tenth track. Such a distinctive song, it could easily get lost in the tail of the album. I can only imagine Badmouth would be fantastic live, with three of the band on guitar. Solos abound on the album, and as hinted at before, if you like Slash you will like what´s on offer here. Badmouth have been together since 2007 and the tightness of the band´s playing that has developed since then is very apparent.

To fans of medium to heavy rock who want to support and champion a newish band, I would recommend this album. It will repay multiple replays and so is well worth your rock dollar.

Rob McKenzie

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  November 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
  8  91011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 17 hours, 43 minutes ago
  • Berny : You can pre - order FIREWORKS MAGAZINE #97 now!
  • Deeppurple#1 : Hi,I downloaded my free copy of issue #87 but I can't seem to open the file. Any advice?
  • Berny : RIP Alan Lancaster! :(
  • Berny : @Barneypippa: I forwarded your mail to the Fireworks team. You should receive a reply asap.
  • Barneypippa : My magazine (#96) hasnt arrived yet - should have been here last week
  • Rocktopia Te : @bakerstreetish: Pls. check your email for download instructions.
  • bakerstreeti : Hi, I just bought digital download #96. How will I be able to receive/access it? First time on this site. Thanks!
  • zom414 : Have they been posted out yet? Not received mine yet but may have the release date wrong!
  • Johns Band : Received glossy Fireworks 96 and one of best ever. I am still looking at pictures and "Revisit The Gods AOR Festive" should be great. Probably get download from issue 101 to save on space & it is read to me from audio voice. Already got Robben Ford Instrumental album "Pure" great stuff & Freddy King singing & guitar I love, so Bernie Marsden new album I will have on Amazon Prime. If you are into 70's Rock then new Help Yourself 6 CD Boxset + info will be good for you plus expert to pay no more
  • Berny : Fireworks #96 is out now! :)
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Pls. check your email!
  • Paul wiv : I have paid for issue 92 but it hasn't downloaded yet.
  • Berny : @Adamson: Bitte kontaktiere mich direkt, meine Mailadresse lautet «email»
  • Adamson : kann man hier auch auf Deutsch schreiben? denn ich hätte eine Frage?
  • KI2000 : Wow, issue #95 has to be the BEST one so far. Congratulations guys!!
  • Hysteria : GREAT MAGAZINE! Keep on rockin' guys!!!
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #95 is out now!
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Many thanks for your purchase, pls. check your mail.
  • Paul wiv : I have bought issue 89 on download but it has not appeared on my account
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site