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Irrespective of your likes or dislikes towards those halcyon days of Hair Metal, I urge you to give this album a chance.

With names such as E.J. (vocals), Marcio Glam (guitars, keyboard), Chris Wiesen ((guitars) okay, some normality here), Seth Bass (bass) and Derick (drums) you might be justifiably mistaken for thinking this is some kind of Steel Panther/Spinal Tap outfit. However, Purpura Ink (a name with so many wild and wacky connotations) are the real deal.

They hail from Sao Luis, Brazil, and in case you're wondering; "Purpura" in Portuguese means "purple" and therefore makes sense, as they are self-proclaimed Deep Purple admirers (their spasmodic, yet intelligent use of peripheral keyboard accompaniments hint towards that very fact) – I'm surmising the "Ink" part of their name relates to tattoos... but I could be wrong.

Just a quick glance at their bio pic would, in itself, propel you back several decades to those heady days of 1980's Hair Metal; a sub-genre that flourished with such Rock/Sleaze/Glam luminaries as Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, Van Halen, Ratt, L.A. Guns et al. It was a time of brash attitudes, posturing of the highest order and relatively simplistic songs that could/would batter your brain into delirium. Anyway, enough circumstantial tittle-tattle – what exactly does this debut album have to offer?
Initially expecting very little (shame on me), I was immediately and pleasantly surprised when the title track kicked things into action.

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'Breakin' Chains' is a lively, melodic song that has all the ingredients to impress; a satisfying riff, guitar interplay, decent chorus and more than competent vocals from E.J. – the sound feels genuinely organic, and a very good start indeed. The Crüe connection certainly shows itself the moment 'Lifestyle' begins; in fact, it's scarily close to their early 1980's discography and features machine-gun riffing, gang vocals and a catchy chorus. The Crüe-isms continue aplenty with the pedal-to-the-metal 'Enemy', 'Rose With Thorns' and 'Bitter Wishes', but it's all good quality, high octane fayre.

The remainder of the album is dominated by no nonsense Rock 'n' Roll made famous by those aforesaid bands; but Purpura Ink's use of twin guitars appears to increase the overall dynamics and when each guitar break emerges, it's delivered with venom, velocity and verve. They do ease back on the throttle occasionally, and when they do they seem to lose a little of their fire and attitude. That said, the Funky 'Kate' and Bluesy 'Let Me Stay (Go Away)' are still more than adequate songs that highlight a thumping rhythm section which slowly grinds into your very psyche.

Irrespective of your likes or dislikes towards those halcyon days of Hair Metal, I urge you to give this album a chance. It's fun and hard hitting at times, but there's enough melody on display to satisfy even the pinkest and fluffiest amongst you. Enjoyable!!

Dave Crompton

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