Power of Metal.dk Review

Danko Jones
Rock and Roll is Black and Blue
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 21 September, 2012
Playing time: 43:42

Candian rock band Danko Jones hails from Toronto, Ontario, and has become very popular in Scandinavia as one of the greater live bands in the rock n roll circus! Danko himself isn't any spectacular vocalist, neither is he an brilliant guitar player, but the energy in most of his compositions is like an juggernaut on the loose. I'm not an 'old fan' of Danko Jones, but I wanted do give him a serious chance with this album called 'Rock and Roll is Black and Blue'.

I was in the audience when he went on stage last summer at Sweden Rock Festival and was impressed by his energy and personality. The music is quite naked and the simplicity in his rock style along with strong choruses is really gripping, just like the Swedes in The Hives. Their big potential is in a big glow and love to the straight forward rock and unique contact with the fans. The pyrotechnic bombs explode in every song and I start to feel the gunpowder smell spreading across the room and my thoughts go to the originals and cornerstones in the simple and raw hard rock: AC/DC and Angus's guitar riffs mixed with a lot of Thin Lizzy's cheeky sound.

This isn't an album for the fans of technical metal or so, but deserves an score in the OK level anyway. It's like having a party, but I'm alone with my Ipod.

The sound is the same as on their previous albums and I reckon that their old fans will take this solid rock album to their hearts. Not in my taste really, but a far better disc, than I did expect.

01. Terrified
Get Up
Just A Beautiful Day
I Don't Care
You Wear Me Down
Type Of Girl
Always Away
Don't Do This
The Masochist
12. I Believed In God
13. I Believed In God (Reprise)
Label: Bad Taste Records
Distribution: Playground Music
Artwork rating: 81/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 11 October, 2012
Website: www.dankojones.com