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Midnight Sin
Sex First
Style: Hard/Sleaze Rock
Release date: 13 October , 2014
Playing time: 39:12

The new Italian band Midnight Sin release their debut album 'Sex First'. They describe their music like a combination of Sleaze Rock, Hard Rock and AOR. Well if we take 90% sleaze and 5 % each from Hard Rock and AOR it becomes more obvious. Midnight Sin IS a glam rock band and nothing else. I've heard a bunch of new sleaze rocking band the last years and I have to be honest, this is not the strongest band in this 'modern hair hard rock' genre. In same breath I have to say; It ain't bad either. An uneven and bumpy tracklist with a several highlights and some, 'not too strong' songs.

Their inspiration is from the golden 80's when the big 'hair bands' ruled the world for some years. Skid Row, Motley Crue, Warrant, Cinderella, Europe, Dokken, Ratt and of course Bon Jovi is their role models and Albert Fish sings similar to Vince Neil. They have attitude and believe in their music and no-one can take that away from them. And it shines in tracks like the opening song 'Midnight Revolution' and the sweet ''Till It's All Gone Away'. I get Steel Panther in my head when I listen to 'You Piss Me Off'.

In the rough and dusty song 'Rise & Yell' they shoot riffs from the hip and they let all their energy explode in a bang. Another glimmering track is 'Code: 69' with acoustic guitars and sleazey emotions. 'Sweet Pain' is the mandatory ballad, which closes this album and it is actually one of the better tracks on the disc. Interesting debut album, but nothing earth shaking or overwhelming. I hope to hear more from this band in the future if they can evolve some levels.

Line up:
Albert Fish - Vocals
LeStar - Lead Guitar
Maurice Flee - Rhythm Guitar
Acey Guns - Bass
Dany Rake - Drums

01. Snake Eyes
Midnight Revolution
Feed Me With Lies
No Matter
'Till It's All Gone Away
You Piss Me Off
Rise & Yell
Code: 69
2 Words
Sweet Pain
Label: Bakerstreet Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 87/100
Reviewed by: Patrik J Skoglund
Date: 9 October, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/midnightsinband