“Ever wondered what 80’s cock rock and hair metal had in common with Meatloaf and Slade? Ever thought you might want that kick back to the past without old vinyl crackle or (gasp….) tribute gigs? Then this album is your chance to answer those questions and maintain ACDC sized pride.”
‘Dark Times’ is seething, exhausting, exhilarating. A rush of relentless raw pressure.
What could have brought this new album to life and what’s behind the eyes of Mr Richard ‘Kid’ Strange?
“If every homage and throwback was this good and faithful, you’d swear this was original sin.”
“Arterial crushing and bubblegum throb. Babydoll fibres and kinderwhore punk. The tenderised splendour of gristle and sinew… It leaks like a slick oil from sweat-sullied pores”
“There’s pop punk and glam, there’s huge swathes of pomp against orchestral swells, there’s wit not just in words but in music. It’s overblown, bloated and beautiful, with a Bat Out Of Hell next of kin.”