on Mon 23 Jan 2012 22:43 GMT | Permanent Link
A three piece band featuring former Thunderhead/Primal Fear guitarist Henny Wolter, Freedom Call's drummer Klaus Sperling (who was also in Primal Fear with Wolter) and on bass/vocals Oimel Larcher, who sang in former Motorhead guitarist's 'Fast' Eddie Clarke's band. Clarke guests on one song on the album and Larcher's vocals are a deadringer for Lemmy's.
The music is very Motorhead like from opener 'Black Car Driving Man' through to the frantic pace of 'Demolition Inc'. Its not all Lemmy like though as the guitar solos owe more to classic metal bands and on 'At Least I am Drunk' they give pyschobilly bands a run for their money. A very catchy, ultra fast rock 'n' roll number. It can tire lyrically like on 'Licence To Play Loud' but then the barbed lyrics of 'Lipsynch Stars' soon gets things back on track. Nazareth's Dan McCafferty adds his distinctive to 'Whiskey Wonderland' and with its slight bluesy backing it sounds like a Nazareth tune.
An impressive debut album that deserves to be played louder than everything else...
And Joe Geesin's review (he gives it 8 out of 10)...
A very apt name for this German 3 piece, who are definitely nitro powered. Rock’n’roll that’s supercharged, turbo charged. There’s definitely a huge chunk of blues in there, as is there gravel and punk and everything else. Think the bluesy end of Motorhead, the rock’n’roll sleaze of early Motley Crue, shovel it into a cement mixer and play it at 78rpm. In fact “Demotion Inc” is reminiscent of a speeded up “Stand”.
It’s much like that much of the way through, the influences are obvious, but it’s good and enjoyable. In fact it’s quite impressive. Enough so to feature guest appearances of Dan McCafferty (Nazareth) and Fast Eddie Clarke (ex Motorhead). Gravelly, heavy, enjoyable.