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CD-Review-De-La-Cruz-EP-2012

 

DE LA CRUZ
Self titled EP
Self released October 2011

 

 

By Shane Pinnegar

 

Remember Roxus and Boss – late 80’s radio bothering, big haired Aussies who played a riffy AOR style of bubbly hard rock? Well Brisbane’s De La Cruz may well be their descendants – serving up a debut 6 track EP chock full of polished, hook-filled pop metal classics.

 

Opener ‘Good As It Gets’ is as good a Dokken-esque slice of torn-singlet, patched denim jeans, teased hair and bandana wearing rock as I’ve heard all year, and in ‘Lust Fame Money’ they have a Def Leppard styled radio winner. Indispensible!

 

Throw in ‘Back To The 80’s’, another instant AOR classic which does exactly what it says on the tin, and their eponymous pop-rock-tastic track ‘De La Cruz’ to close out the mini album, and you have a classy taster that should whet many appetites for a full length album.


Download the album for free or a donation HERE - http://www.delacruzsux.com/