Ok, here is my first album review. I have gone for a band that i have recently discovered courtesy of Classic Rock magazine.
‘Anthems of a Degeneration’ by Million Dollar Reload is quite simply one of the best debut albums of all time. That is no exaggeration. Apart from ‘Appetite for Destruction’, ‘Jagged Little Pill’, ‘TNT’ and a few others this has to be up there. Trust me, it’s that good!
Classic Rock advised me that it’s a combination of AC/DC and Guns ‘N’ Roses – a thought that appealed to me straight away, and it didn’t disappoint! From the blistering opening track ‘Superslave’ to the final track ‘International Anthem’ it takes you back through time on a rock ‘n’ roll adventure. An album that wouldn’t have been out-of-place in the 70’s heyday, with the freshness and rawness that will appeal to new rock fans.
1. Superslave – Blistering opening track that will get you hooked from the very first note. 8/10.
2. Tattoos and Dirty Girls – It doesn’t ease up with Tattoos. Pure unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll. 9/10.
3. Livin’ in the City – Phil’s vocals coupled with stunning riff’s create a masterpiece which keeps getting better and better. 9/10.
4. Goodnight New York – Very AC/DC. Never a bad thing – surely they can’t keep this pace up..? 8/10.
5. The Last Icon – A tribute of sorts to rock legends such as Lennon and Hendrix. Melodic, raw and a more blues feel to this. Stunning vocals once again. 9/10.
6. Freeloader – After a breather of sorts with ‘The Last Icon’, we are back to the heavy stuff again. You can’t help but headbang! It’s at time like this I wish I had long hair. Hmmmm, now there’s an idea…..7/10.
7. You Can’t Stop me from Flying – Starts off slow (by M$R standards) and then absolutely bursts into pure rock. Slowly becoming my favourite song on the album. 9/10.
8. Give it All – A grower. Seems to get lost between tracks 7 and 8. Give it the attention it deserves and will soon become a firm favourite. 8/10.
9. Keep Holding On – Pure class. 10/10.
10. Fire Your Guns – Weakest track on the album, but still a very decent rock and roll track. Hope it’s not gonna pitter out..? 6/10.
11. International Anthem – It doesn’t. Back to their best, great way to end a cracking 46mins. 8/10.
Official Rock Countdown rating – 9/10. Buy this awesome album now on play.com >>