NITROVILLE - CHEATING THE HANGMAN
(Target/Mighty Music Records)
Review by Sloof
Nitroville is a band from the U.K. where rock chick Tola Lamont takes control of the microphone and the rest of the gang. Her voice is really admirable and has some resemblances with other female institudes like Lita Ford. Not hoarse, not trashy but clean vocals with a high range that is able to go in many directions. So far, so good.
Musical wise, we hear a sleazy, Rock’n Roll institute that brings their Rock with a smooth Southern Rock sound (‘Louisiana Bone’) combined with slices of Rose Tattoo, Motorhead and even a little Heart. The rawness is present all over the album, without losing control on the arrangements. Nice songs with a pleasant and enjoyable melody, without getting too mellow. No gimmicks, just pure an impression of the essence of Rock’n Roll.
High pace is present (‘Spitfire’), heavy parts are taking the guitars and drums to another level (‘Aphophis 2029’), slow forward dragging melodies (‘Cheating The Hangman’) alternated other up tempo fuckers like ‘Dead Man’s Hand’. All songs have an own identity and nice approach, but although the skilled musicians deliver a great job, I do miss a spark to get this to a next level.
“Cheating The Hangman” is a great second album for this band, but they have to evolve on their next albums. Getting above the average with some crushing songs is a minimum requirement to get above the competetors that produce albums in this genre. For now, this Nitroville will be praised by those that like to join an evening with bikers in a smoky room where beer and poker games are priority to the music. Nitroville FB: https://www.facebook.com/Nitroville.Official/ Order at: http://www.targetshop.dk/uk/370642/Nitroville/Cheating_The_Hangman/
My rating: 78 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish