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Just enjoy it, they certainly do.

Never judge a book by its cover (unless it's "Mein Kampf" perhaps); it was easy for me, when seeing this Scottish all-female trio, to think of Kittie or Crucified Barbara and demean it as a hammering Metal album with little regard for fun before the laser had even touched the plastic.

What a fool. This second album is full of sassy attack, chock full of souped up riffs and bursting with brilliance. There is no such thing as contemplation here, but if a rush is what you want, you can surely have it, but with a nod to craft and a Heavy Rock tradition.

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'Hot And Heavy' is so simple, glorying in the riff and unleashing an elastic solo. This is undeniably sexy and entirely on their own terms, no conforming here; the riffs are dripping with old style Hard Rock attitude. 'Son Of A Gun' has only this, nothing else to distract and if some of these tracks are a little too simplistic (possibly 'Give 'Em Hell'), there is always a slightly different offer, something with more care, still Sleazy and grimy but low slung and with a love of the music that has gone before ('Daddy's Got Money' particularly). In Gill the band have a guitarist who mainlines that love in every note.

Reminiscent of a pissed off Young Heart Attack, they are bound to be compared to Girlschool and that would be such a shame, The Amorettes deserve their own room to breathe, this short, sharp punch in the ribs with a leery grin surely demands that.

Just enjoy it, they certainly do.

Steve Swift

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