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Some things will remain bad no matter how much time has passed.

Possibly Australia's youngest rock hopefuls, Mystery want to make you believe in the power of rock again because they were born for this. Or so they think.

The band members are still in their teens and without wanting to get terribly patronising it is perhaps this blinkered youthful enthusiasm which has got them into this mess: bad rock clichés, awful musicianship and a tangible feeling of running before they can walk shuffles and scratches itself throughout their debut, the earth-shatteringly titled '2013'.

The clambering for anthem status on 'Raise Your Fist' stumbles over its own ridiculousness, and despite some good guitar licks and solo outro, 'On Fire' just becomes annoying thanks to an almost relentless out of tune gang vocal. Again some decent flickers of guitar flash up on 'Rock 'n' Roll Forever Be' but it quickly becomes a plodding bore.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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The problem (for Mystery) is that Skid Row in the 1980s were a genuine force and produced a couple of excellent albums, and it's a similar story for Mötley Crüe. On the other hand Nitro and Loverboy did not. Some things will remain bad no matter how much time has passed. Mystery seem to have taken the worst bits of the hair metal scene from the 1980s and thought that all these silly clothed people sounded exactly the same.

It's all very well having a shiny new album with your face on it but there's so much more to be said for getting out on the road and learning how to be a metal musician: not just be like the ones you see on TV. The inclusion of bonus tracks – covers of 'Stand Up And Shout' and 'Land Down Under' – show just how much ground they have to cover.

Dan Bond

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