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42 DECIBEL - ROLLING INTO TOWN - ALBUM REVIEW

Steamhammer / SPV | Release Date: September 2015

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South American Hard Rockers 42 Decibel, a band  presumably named after a line from AC/DC’s ‘Let there Be Rock’, sound very much like a band of simple tastes – if this disc of Loud and Hard Rock music (without anything fancy added to get in the way) is anything to go by. And true sometimes the most satisfying music is when it’s all taken back to basics. 


In truth if you like AC/DC you’ll like this as it uses pretty much that AC/DC Blues-soaked Hard Rock template, and singer Junior Figueroa does sound more than a little like Bon Scott. Sure you’ve heard it all before, and no nothing on here will change your life, but it is what it is – some mighty fine dirty Rock and Roll that could be outtakes from Australia’s finest.


There’s fast ones – like opener ‘Can’t Keep Control’; there’s slower Bluesier ones like ‘Short Fused’ and drunken bar room ones like ‘Rude and Fast’. There’s slide guitar and a bit of Southern flavor on ‘Burnin` Down the Road` but first single ‘Midnight Teaser (Evil Woman)` and ´Down The Hatch’ are probably the first two tracks you’ll want to check out.


Lyrically of course it’s all about wine, women and song, and we never really stray too far away from sounding like AC/DC except maybe for the epic length ‘Cold Steel Rider’ which is essentially an extended Bluesy jam you can feel dripping with the spirit of Creedence or The Allmans.   


Aside from the dodgy closing track ‘Smooth Talker’ which just sounds like a band tooling around in the studio between takes you’ll probably like this one. If you love Bon Scott –era AC/DC you’ll love it.

 

 

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Junior Figueroa (Vocals, Guitar)
Nicko Cambiasso (Drums)
Billy Bob Riley (Rhythm & Slide Guitar)
Matt Fraga (Bass)


 

by Leslii Phillips

 

 


 

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