Bai Bang
Are You Ready
Style: Rock
Release date: April 24th 2009

I remember a couple of years ago I bought an album with this Swedish band BAI BANG and I totally disliked it and gave it away the very next day. So to be honest I did my best to forward this promo-CD called ‘Are You Ready’. The band’s 6th release, by the way. But I was stuck with it.


Well... I threw it in my totally exhausted CD-player and I discovered that this band is not that bad after all. The music reminds me of a mix between Poison, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Ratt... and even Alice Cooper... especially on the very first track “I Love the Things You Hate”. Then add a few sleaze rock bands and then I think you have a pretty good idea what to expect. On the track “Bad Boys” they even sound a bit like Twisted Sister.


The band knows how to write a catchy tune, just take listen to tracks such as; “Born to Rock”

a track you’ve heard a million times, but contain a guitar riff and a chorus you wished you’ve

have written yourself. Or what about the just as catchy “Are you Ready I’m Ready”... sing-along

rock music of the highest calibre. The rocking “Longtime Cumin’ and “Bad Boys” are worth

mentioning too.


The rest of the songs are sadly not above average in my humble opinion but this disc is still suitable for a day at the beach in company with a few friends and a million beers.


Check it out and be your own judge.

01. I love the things you hate
02. Born to rock
03. Party queen
04. Are you ready I'm ready
05. Only the best die young
06. We come alive
07. Longtime cumin'
08. Bad boys
09. All the little things
10. Bigtime party
Label: Metal Heaven
Distribution: Germusica Promotion
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: April 7th 2008