SHOTGUN REVOLUTION - SHOTGUN REVOLUTION (Target Records)
(Review by Patrick De Sloover)
The band released already an album called ‘Join The Revolution’ (2010), followed by a second album “The Legacy Of Childhood Dreams” (2012) but many tracks feature on this first official European release as well! The band decided to release a kind of Best Of album, so the gates to the European fans are finally open!
Shotgun Revolution is a band that is fueled and sponsored by Jack Daniels, and they know exactly how to party. The musical style is pretty hard rocking songs with a lot of melody, but never too mellow. They add a modern touch to the original hard rock that we all know from bands like The Scorpions, Bon Jovi and a little Aerosmith. Some of the songs are really outstanding: “Hustled N’ Played”, “Not Your Enemy” and “Too Much Reality” that starts with very nice bass riffing of Michael V. Carlsen. “Hopefully” is the ballad on the album, although there are several songs that will appeal to those that like ballads.
“Constantly” has a very nice heavy chorus line with brilliant vocals of Ditlev Ulriksen. They shot a video for the track “Just Getting High”, which is rather modern and a radio friendly track. The song “Flipside” had some back up from Martin Bertelsen on Hammond and Kevin Kronborg on Steinway. A nice sensitive track with a lot of emotional input! ‘I Don’t Care’ contains some Bon Jovi influences but is a rather simple song.
The sound is just awesome, but that’s perfectly explained as Flemming Fasmussen was behind the mixing desk. He worked with major act Metallica in the past, so what you will hear is a fierce, powerful and addictive record, packed with huge anthem like choruses and colossal guitars. All in all, we can clearly state that Shotgun Revolution is a very interesting Rocking band that has the potential to become one of the best export products of Denmark.
A perfect band for those that are into Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses and the modern acts like Wolfmother and major rock anthems that you hear daily on the radio stations, for example Coldplay, Foo Fighters and Radiohead. Conclusion: et produkt at være stolt af! Chek ‘em out at: http://www.shotgunrevolution.com/
My rating: 90 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & classic ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 89: Decent but better to take a preview first
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard