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