There is nothing hotter than having a bunch of hot tattooed guys in eyeliner and tight pants licking you all over. Thatâ??s exactly what it feels like when youâ??re listening to The Black Halos Alive Without Control. Trashy decadent rock and roll inspired by Johnny Thunders and reminiscent of the New York Dolls or The Dead Boys seeps into you with their live fast, die young and leave a hot corpse lyrics and killer guitar riffs. Darkest Corners and Exit Stagefright are definitely tracks that will get your attention; Alive Without Control is definitely disc that will get your party going.
Mad Love is the debut disc from Steven Marque, perhaps best know for his work as the lead singer and song writer of Lords of the New Church, Mad Love is full of the harsh scathing emotional lyrics the Marque is known for. However donâ??t mistake this for just a retake of his LOTHNC work, Mad Loveâ??s dark and melodic sound stands up to be recognized as something different from anything weâ??ve heard from Marque before. Another thing that makes this album stand out are guest appearances of Sinisstarâ??s lead guitarist, China lending powerful guitar riffs that are a wonderful accompaniment to the driving beats and excellent lyrics. This disc also treats us to some spoken word pieces from Steven Marques poetry book, The Death of Art making this a must have for any fan of Steven Marque or LOTHNC.
One of the most wonderful things about music is its ability to invoke emotions in people, and Type 001â??s Multi Track Alignment is a perfect example of the emotional power of music. With this album Type 001 takes you from the highest of highs with their fast paced and almost manic melodies to the lowest of lows with slow moody tracks tinged with distorted vox. Giving tracks like Red Ink Attack a dark and wonderfully creepy vibe, a stark contrast to the quick paced Apathy and Shattered. If you were to close your eyes while listening to this album you can almost feel yourself drifting away from yourself and entering some kind of race or perhaps a dark and deserted castle. Feel your body tighten with energy as Type 001 takes you on a musical journey through your mind.
Loud, angry, aggressive punk rock is the best way to describe the new Toxic Narcotic disc Shoot People Not Dope. Sporting more than a catchy title that in my humble opinion belongs on a t-shirt, this album made me want to get up and start a coup, run people off the road and take over the world. This album has some kick ass bass lines and drums that fire like a Tommy gun. Excellent compliments to the raw hard driving lyrics, some definite tracks of interest are the Rasta inspired “Cockroach” and “Only the wrong survive” show of the bands musical prowess as well as their ability to write killer lyrics.