Wednesday, July 8, 2015

CD REVIEW: ROAD FEVER by Thundermother

ROAD FEVER by Thundermother
( Despotz Records )

Swedish rockers Thundermother return with their highly anticipated follow-up to their barnstorming debut, 'Rock 'N' Roll Disaster' with 'Road Fever'. Invigorated and eager to capitalize on the success of their debut album, the band's new material is riff heavy and proudly anchored in the foundations of traditional hard rock with hooks and catchy choruses to pull you in. Delivering cheap thrills with no questions asked, 'Road Fever' is an celebration of youthful verve and rebellion. Clare Cunningham on vocals, Filippa Nässil on lead guitar, Giorgia Carteri on rhythm guitar, Linda Ström on bass and Tilda Stenqvist on drums. These femme fatales swing for the fences right from the get go with songs like , the lead off single, "It's Just A Tease", "Deal With The Devil", "Roadkill" and "Thunder Machine", the song titles alone tell booze-drenched and sometimes sordid tales of hard rocking, hard drinking and generally having nothing left to lose. The album has so many great riffs that it's hard to stop listening once you have popped it in your player. I wasn't sure if I liked it as much as, 'Rock 'N' Roll Disaster' at first listen, but after a few spins it is definitely every bit as good as their debut, and every bit as badass! There is a massive shortage of quality female hard rock acts. While operatic metal groups like Nightwish are abundant--true hard hitting rock is much harder to find. Which makes Thundermother a godsend. 'Road Fever' is a balls out rocker and an insane amount of fun. It's system blaring, top down on a warm night kind of music. It's down and dirty Rock 'N' Roll  served up by a band that knows the meaning of the words and can back it up with their instruments and vocals! Thank god there are bands that still come along like Thundermother that keeps the rock and roll spirit alive. These ladies just seem to have the passsion, emotion, and the drive that fuels great rock 'n' roll bands. LONG LIVE THUNDERMOTHER!  - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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