March 05, 2017

Crucified Barbara - The Midnight Chase (2012)

Country: Sweden
Language: English
Genre: Hard Rock
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© 2012 GMR Music Group
Review by SGstriker for Ultimate-Guitar.com
Loud guitars. Groovy drums. Red hot vocals. Catchy choruses. What more could you ask for in a hard rock CD? This has all of those things, but it also has more. It has four very awesome WOMEN who rock as hard as any other band out there today. Crucified Barbara are Mia Coldheart (lead vocals/lead guitar), Klara Force (rhythm guitar/backing vocals), Nicki Wicked (drums/backing vocals), and Ida Evileye (bass/backing vocals). They hail from Stockholm, Sweden as a part of the "sleaze rock/metal" revival that has been happening there for the better part of the last decade. "The Midnight Chase" is the band's third full-length release. It follows "In Distortion We Trust" (2005) and "'Til Death Do Us Party" (2009). This band has been gaining a following in Europe, and has only just recently been getting some exposure in the United States. I personally hadn't heard of them until just a few weeks ago. I was introduced to them via a friend, and every since I heard the opening track to "The Midnight Chase" ("The Crucifier"), I haven't listened to anything else BUT this album. The album opens with "The Crucifier". The song is very reminiscent of Motorhead to me, at least in terms of instrumentation. Fast paced, in your face, and very metal. It was an early favorite of mine on the album. The second track, "Shut Your Mouth", is a mid tempo rocker with a pretty catchy chorus. There are times where the groove reminds me of something Avenged Sevenfold would have written. "Rules And Bones" is a standout on the album in my opinion. It's one of the slower songs on the album, and it's got some great riffage, particularly after the chorus. "If I Hide" is another standout track. I believe it was written about how rhythm guitarist Klara Force and bassist Ida Evileye met. I love the chorus in this song. It's very powerful. The following song, "Rock Me Like The Devil", sounds like a single to me, and it's a very good one. Catchy sing along chorus, great guitar solo from "Mia Coldheart", and some really good riffage. "Count Me In" is definitely the slowest track of the album. It would be the album's ballad. I know it sounds like I'm praising the album at this point, but it does have some flaws. I think the mix could have used a LOT more  bass, and a little less vocal volume. It's not overly distracting. It's more of a personal preference. The musical style isn't exactly groundbreaking. It is what it is: Hard rock tinged in metal and sleaze. And for what it is, it's really good -- Full Review Here

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