4th longplayer from Swedish the Bones delivers 15 songs in 39 minutes and 24 seconds (!) – just four tracks is longer than 3 minutes, so their motto could be: short, fast and furious, ‘cause this is some genuine heavy/punk rock’n’roll. There are no new inventions here, but steady rockin’:
If you remember Swedish Sator from the early 90’s and add a little more hard edge and speed with a mix of (older) AC/DC and some (post) punk influences, you’ve got a pretty good idea what the Bones is about.
The lyrics are like the alias-names of the band members (Boner, Spooky Fred, Andi Nero and Beef Bonanza) a bit cliché-like, but what the heck, who wants deep lyrics when you’re supposed to party hard?
In the beginning it can be a bit hard to tell the difference between most of the tracks, but after a few listens a few stands out (see below), and the rest is ok, if you take it for what it is: if you like to play air-guitar to some straight punk-rock riffs or miss some great party rock for your next beer drinking night with the guys (or both at the same time), this is an album for you. At least it got me shooting some riffs in the air, couldn’t help it – I like it.
Flatline Fever (f**kin’ nice groove!), Not My Kind (damn - full throttle!), Sealed With A Fist…hell, just play it all for party time!