JONATHAN CHURCHILL: DEFENDING OUR ISLAND
'Join The Revolution'
14th September 2011
Another Nordic success will be hitting our shores in October when Denmark's rising superstars Shotgun Revolution play a headline show at Camden's Barfly in London.
Sweden has always been a cornerstone of the European rock and Metal scene, and this year Denmark has invited itself along to the party. Copenhagen-based Shotgun Revolution are clearly the real deal.
Debut album 'Join The Revolution' rocks hard and heavy with a smorgasbord of catchy choruses, melodies and powerful riffs. There's a definite LA party feel to this album, with obvious elements of Guns N'Roses, but also a depth to the songwriting which reminds me a little of recent albums from Million Dollar Reload, Las Vegas' Taking Dawn and modern-era Europe.
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Album opener 'I Don't Care' drips with attitude and low-slung guitar chic. It has a syrupy thick riff, overlaid with the swagger and attitude of Warrant. It stands out and immediately grabs your attention, as does the more commercial 'Constantly', with its bold, radio-friendly chorus and cheeky Foo Fighters feel to the last third.
Other highlights include 'Hopefully', 'The Last Goodbye' and 'What You're Doing To Me', the latter a raw-edged classic rocker with a hint of Buckcherry and a sweet guitar solo.
In short, though, there're no real weak spots on the album. It's consistently interesting, fun and diverse with some effortless guitar work and slick production.
Available online via www.targetshop.dk/shotgunrevolution, this is definitely one of the highlights of the year so far. Shotgun Revolution will be at London's Camden Barfly on 26th October, supported by Sons of Icarus and Bad Sign.
Join The Revolution!
Jonathan Churchill. MetalTalk.net
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