9000 JOHN DOE - REDNECK IS THE NEW BLACK (Mighty Music/Target)
9000 John Doe is a recent "rock n roll - metal band" or self-proclaimed "hillbilly hardcore" band from Denmark. 9000 is a reference to the origins of the band (9000 being the zip code of Aalborg, northern Jutland). John Doe is American slang used for an anonymous person. The band consists of a classic vocal-guitar-bass-drum line-up.
Redneck Is The New Black is their second effort released in October 2014 after the debut "Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over". So how does this strange combination of genres sound? Not too bad to say the least. However do not expect something traditional or old school. The music sounds a lot like modern hardcore bands. Mostly due the vocals and the breakdowns that are often used within the songs. They mixed up this style with some groovy rock n roll riffs which made me think of the modern Pantera records at some moments. These guys are good musicians and due to a professional production, this album sounds full and powerful.
Personally this genre isn't my bag of tea. I dislike the screaming and grunting hardcore vocals. However fans of the genre will really like this stuff, because it definitely doesn't sound bad or boring.
In Denmark they are praised as an energetic live band and are enjoyed by many. If they can produce on stage the same sound as on the record, then I can surely imagine this.
Conclusion: This record is filled with energetic tracks and won't bore you for a second, but keep in mind, if you dislike modern hardcore music, this won't be the band or album for you. I recommend this to modern hardcore, crossover or Pantera fans. https://da-dk.facebook.com/9000johndoe
My Points: 78 / 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 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish