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CD SHOTGUN REVOLUTION SHOTGUN REVOLUTION review

SHOTGUN REVOLUTION

SHOTGUN REVOLUTION

TARGET RECORDS

2013

 

VIVA LA REVOLUTION!

 

We don’t get many Danish bands to review here at the Rockpit but if Shotgun Revolution is representative of what is out there then we better dig a little deeper. This is good old fashioned rock circa-late eighties but with a deeper appreciation of lineage of classic rock and some wonderful melodies and big swaying choruses, but there’s also some very enjoyable power pop rock on here too which makes this a far more diverse collection than the press release would have you believe.

 

 


Songs like opening track ‘Hustled N’ Played’ certainly have that vintage feel, and taking it one step further the use of a talk box on ‘I Don’t Care’ does thrust you back in time. The other side to Shotgun Revolution are the very modern sounds of tracks like ‘Constantly’ which has a very modern take on rock, almost poppy in feel. Equally ‘Bleeding’ is a great modern rock song with classic snatches of guitar.

 

 


On a varied album then there’s a lot to like. The ballad ‘Hopefully’ is one track that stands out, not because it’s original, not because you haven’t heard that slow build in a ballad so many times before, but rather because it’s a bloody good song.

 

 


There’s also some nice melodic rock on here too like ‘Not Your Enemy’ and ‘Driving Without Breaks’. But it’s perhaps the real energy of ‘What You’re Doing to Me’ that most impresses on the second half of the album along with the gentle country-flavoured slow number ‘Flipside’ (they do these slow songs so well).  

 

 


This is a great album and they save some of the best to last with: ‘The Legacy of Childhood Dreams’ one of my favourite melodic rockers of the year. At times these guys remind me of UK band Skin’s later work at other times they inhabit a similar space to Last Autumn’s Dream but then creeps in that sleazy sound that does on songs like ‘Too Much Reality’ have a touch of Buckcherry about it. Well worth checking out, you’ll be sure to find something you’ll like.

 

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

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