Power of Metal.dk Review

The Pretty Reckless
Going to Hell
Style: Alternative Metal / Hard Rock
Release date: 14 March, 2014
Playing time: 45:30

The Pretty Reckless is an American alternative metal/hard rock band from New York City. 'Going To Hell' is their second studio production, the debut album 'Light Me Up' was released in 2010. Taylor Momsen, the vocalist is an American actress (in the television series Gossip Girl), musician, and model. She is a young and very beautiful girl with a clear, strong rock n roll voice with a lot of attitude. The Pretty Reckless is playing more of the alternative rock/metal genre than an I expected after my previews on Youtube: the quite daring and challenging music videos of 'Heaven Knows' and 'Going To Hell'. Ms Momsen seems to dislike too wear to much clothes in the videos...

I understand why they choose these two songs, because they are the 2 best tracks on the entire album. Sharp guitar riffing and catchy rhythms makes me excited and I feel the positive energy coming abounding over me. Another good song is 'Why'd You Bring Shotgun' with groovy rhythms, similar to Marlyn Manson's music style. The opening track 'Follow Me Down' is a heavy and epic metal song with coarse and vigorous vocals from Taylor. 'Sweet Things' is an various tempo track with quite a lot of guitar goodies actually. Taylor does a very strong and impressive vocal performance in this song, which is another diverse track.

I skip the 'weaker' songs in the middle of the tracklist and focus on 'Absolution', which is a quite solid rock song with fabulous vocals from Taylor. 'Fucked Up World' is a straight forward rock 'n' roll song with classic rock marks. The closing song 'Waiting for a Friend' is a down tempo ballad, which is calm, quiet ending of their nice album 'Going To Hell'.

My overall score is in the OK level. No future masterpiece, but a solid musical creation is my impression.

If you are a fan of the American alternative rock music, this is a good investment. Still doubtful or are you curious? Check this out; The Pretty Reckless - Heaven Knows.

Taylor Momsen - Vocals
Ben Phillips - Guitar
Mark Damon - Bass
Jamie Perkins - Drums

01. Follow Me Down
Going To Hell
Heaven Knows
House On a Hill
Why'd You Bring Shotgun
Sweet Things
Blame Me
Dear Sister
Fucked Up World
12. Waiting For a Friend
Label: Goin' Down Inc.
Distribution: Playground Music (Scandinavia)
Artwork rating: 86/100
Reviewed by: Patrik J Skoglund
Date: 6 March, 2014
Website: goingtohell.me/uk/