WORRY BLAST - HIT THE GAS
(Target/Mighty Music Records)
Review by Sloof
Already the second album of this young potential quartet that was formed in Switzerland and released their debut ‘Break Out From Hell’ in 2013. January 2016 will be the next important date for the band as their second album is ready to hit the streets! Only a few years active, but already a lot of stories to tell about their past endeavors! They were the supporting act of Jeff Scott Soto in several European countries in 2014, but they also opened for The Scorpions, Gotthard and even Johnny Hallyday! Don’t expect a new rage or new wave, as Worry Blast is a simple return to the 80ies grandiose moments with basic riffs and solos.
The first song opens with an Alice Cooper and Sleeze Metal approach, but the guitar adds an incontestably AC/DC feeling. It’s like Ratt are mixed with Slade and Mud and spiced up with Kevin DuBrow’ Quiet Riot. Songs like Slick Black Cadillac, Cum On Feel The Noize, and Metal Health reinjected in an Angus Young copy. Like said before, the best of the 80ies in a contemporary mode. ‘Born To Lose’ has the typical lyrical topics and same goes with ‘Hot Blooded Woman’ where a sexual quip is present all the time. These witticism is a typical ingredient for bands that like to sing about the real world, and the fantasy they want to live in. Although this seems to be a very young band, they sound mature and if I take a look at the photo on the inside of the album, it’s like Alexander William Gaskarth switched the American band All Time Low to join Worry Blast. Youngsters to pay homage to the legends of rock, isn’t that wonderful? And I’m sure that their songs will have a massive effect, once they are brought on a stage as the live set is going to tear down the roof.
This is a good mixture of Volbeat classics in an AC/DC riff and with the guts of Airbourne! Let the music do the talking, ‘Hit The Gas’ will roll the European soil and all major festivals should get an eye on these youngsters! Pre-order/additional info at: http://www.worryblast.com/
My rating: 83 / 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