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De La Cruz
Released: 2013, Frontiers Records
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
Is it still 1989? After listing to the debut by De La Cruz you will think it still is. This is what a good portion of the 80’s were all about. Everything about this album says 80’s Metal from the sound to the look to the lyrics. It’s all here one fantastic debut.
As soon as the album opens with the title track you are hooked in and there is no letting go. Labeled as Sleaze Hard Rock but back in the day it would have been more of a Glam Metal label. Either way the music and songs are what counts and the ones on here are quite enjoyable. You could almost compare them to a Love/Hate, Dangerous Toys or Johnny Crash style. Hard to pinpoint but hopefully you get the idea. Guitarist Casey Jones is an old school shredder and has brought back the 80’s Metal guitar solos while Roxxi Catalano is bringing back that piercing vocal (not in a Power Metal way).
Picking a standout track or two is not an easy task but “Girls Go Wild” and “Turn It Up” do come slightly ahead of the pack. These are the epitome of the genre as is the title track and “S.E.X.”.
Girls Go Wild
Turn It Up
Legions Of Love
Set The Night
Roxxi Catalano - Lead Vocals
Casey Jones - Guitar
Rory Joy - Guitar
Grant Daniell - Bass
Lacey Lane - Drums
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