Monday, September 7, 2015

CD REVIEW: HONK MACHINE by Imperial State Electric

HONK MACHINE by Imperial State Electric
(Psychout Records)

Swedish based rockers Imperial State Electric return with their latest release, 'Honk Machine', the band's fourth studio release. The band is powered by  Nicke Andersson: lead vocals, guitars; Tobias Egge: Guitars, vocals:  Tomas Eriksson: drums, vocals and Dolf de Borst: bass, vocals. The overall vibe of the new album has that  The Beatles meets early Alice Cooper, maybe with the rawness of Cheap Trick, even early punk. Imperial State Electric's  sound is bigger, more loud, even more lush. The record launches off with the rocking "Let Me Throw My Life Away" and its pounding drums and driving guitars.  The rocking continues with the next two guitar driven numbers, "Anywhere Loud" and "Guard Down". Other highlights include the Beatlesque vibe of "All Over My Head" and also "Walk On By" powered by its soulful backing vocals. Overall, 'Honk Machine' is a rock solid recording that is a must have for all fans of good rock music.  Serving up a sound that is heavily influenced by the music elements of 70's power pop infused with a hefty dose of classic rock. Imperial State Electric have once again created another impressive album. - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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