Album review: Anthems of a Degeneration – Million $ Reload


Anthems of a Degeneration by Million Dollar Reload

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.

1Superslave – 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.

3Livin’ 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.

Million Dollar Reload - the band!

5The 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 >>

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