Power of Metal.dk Review

Maximum Rock 'n' Roll
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 15 October, 2013
Playing time: 36:25

The long list of rock 'n' roll band with big influences or with similarities with the masters of groovy and rhythmic hard rock AC/DC seems never to end. 77 hailing from Spain is a new acquaintance to me and they are playing a straightforward, basic rock n roll with an epic twist of their own to it. "Maximum Rock 'n' Roll" is their third album.

Are you looking for a "deep" album, this is definitely not what you're looking for. 77 is a band that is honest and which writes songs about everyday life. With songs like "Stay Away from Water" and "You Bore Me", one can't imagine otherwise than that. "Maximum Rock 'n' Roll" is a diverse album that shifts a lot from song to song, from the melodic "Maximum Rock N Roll" to the bluesy "Take Me Or Leave Me". It is a charming rock album, and I guess you can not just write songs that are maxed with energy from beginning to end, for it would also become rather monotonous. I can't compare these guys with the Australian giants, but if you are a fan of dusty, groovy rock tunes, this may be something for your to check out.

The nice title track "Maximum Rock 'n' Roll" and the swinging track "Jazz It Up" are the only songs that will stay in my mind after my spins of 77's "Maximum Rock 'n' Roll". If you want to listen to the best I suggest to pick out your old AC/DC (with Bon Scott) albums from the closet and listen to the real deal. 'Highway to Hell' or 'Let there be Rock' on highest volume! That's rock n roll when it's best...but that's just my humble opinion.

01. Maximum Rock 'n' Roll
Don't You Scream
Down And Dirty
Highway Rebel
Jazz It Up
Stay Away From Water
You Bored Me
Take Me Or leave Me
Virtually Good
16 Year Old King
Label: Listenable Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 1 December, 2013
Website: myspace.com/seventysevenrocks