I’m importing some of my favorite posts from my old blog at MySpace.
» Original Portuguese version here: http://backstageforum.hot-me.com/t3256-crashdiet-generation-wild
First time I’ve heard the promotional single “generation wild” on the radio, a wave of nostalgia hit me hard. Now that I’ve listened to the whole album, I simply travelled back in time, to the golden ages of glam & sleaze (I still don’t like the term “hair metal”).
These young Swedes picked on their “masters” (GUNS N’ROSES, SKID ROW, W.A.S.P., RATT…) formula and made it their own, mixing loud sounds (“rebel”, “armageddon”) with softer melodies (“save her”, “beautiful pain”) and true sleaze rock anthems (“generation wild”,”native nature”). In terms of lyrics, these are the reflexion of the rebel and irreverent image that CRASHDÏET have kept since they were formed in the year 2000.
After the tragic death of Dave Lepard (R.I.P.) and the departure of Olliver Twisted to dedicate himself to his own band RECKLESS LOVE, Simon Cruz (JAILBAIT) is now in charge of the vocals (and rhythm guitar, like the late Dave, for what I’ve seen on YouTube). His voice is perfect for CRASHDÏET, screaming those high tones without hurting our ears and the lower ones with a pretty pleasant roughness. And speaking about vocals, on this album the band put in even more backing vocals, which I really liked.
The kids of the underground are back and, I dare to say, stronger than ever.
Label: Sony Music / Gain
- So alive
- Generation wild
- Save her
- Down with the dust
- Native nature
- Bound to fall
- Beautiful pain «