Style: Nu punk-ish hardrock
Release date: 27 May, 2011
Playing time: 32:00

Kottak and I haven't exactly been friends. My first encounter was a gig at Wacken Open Air 2006 which I found nothing less than embarrassing. The Scorpions tour drummer and the band around him just couldn't cut it. The only positive thing I could say about that gig was that the drummer of the band had very nice breasts (let me just emphasise that James Kottak sings and plays guitar in Kottak - he does not play the drums!). Later that year I reviewed the album 'Therupy' and was equally not impressed.

When the e-mail came from the editor-in-chief with the as usual long list of albums for review, I first thought 'fuck no', but then again, I was curious to hear if there was any development to detect. And when no one else volunteered, I got the new CD from James Kottak and cohort.

I was pleasantly surprised! Where the last sounds I heard from the band were terrible, 'Attack' is a very, very enjoyable listen if you're in the mood for a Cheap Trick/Skid Row/Green Day blend with hints of Van Halen rock. Plenty of bad boy attitude and party atmosphere plus a couple of fairly mood filled pieces (try Bang Bang Baby).

Kottak doesn't have a Sebastian Bach voice in any way, but he does a decent job behind the mic and brings a lot of life to catchy refrains like the one in World War Love.

It's a bit cheap, but a semi-ballad like Sexy Motherfucker is sure to go down extremely well with the intoxicated party animals out there. More power to that!

I'm impressed - well done, excellent album!


01. Teenage Kix
Hit the Heartbrakes
Let's do it Tonite!
Sexy Motherfucker
Perfect Defects
Bang Bang Baby
World War Love
So Disconnected
Time to Say Goodbye

Label: SAOL / H'Art / Zebralution
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Promotion: CMM
Artwork rating: 60/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 15 July, 2011
Website: www.myspace.com/kottak