Starwood - "If It Ain’t Broke, Break It!"
||Riding the tightrope between
GUNS 'N' ROSES and JET, the "simple is better" cliché brings new
talent to the table in Starwood. The band leans heavily to the
70's era icons like KISS, CHEAP TRICK, and NEW YORK DOLLS, but
they pummel forth in a very sleezier version of the above.
Believe it or not, the singer is a dead ringer for IRON MAIDEN's
Bruce Dickenson which sounds very cool over the top of G'N'R
style riffs. Their bio says that they are huge on the Hollywood
circuit but haven't yet broken new soil, so I imagine the
success of the record will be by word of mouth unless they plan
on loading up the van and moving forward.
The production is very raw yet
polished in all the right spots making it a very strong rock
record. Favorite tunes are "What's Your Damage", "Backlash", and
"All My Girlfriends Have Boyfriends".
A very good band that deserves your
attention since this is a huge left-field play from their label (Metal
Blade) who is more known for bands like CANNIBAL CORPSE than the
mainstream rock Starwood provides. This one sounds like nothing on
their current or past roster. Great Debut! Hits stores worldwide on
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