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Mach 22
Sweet Talk Intervention
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 6 May, 2014
Playing time: 39:15

The young US rockers in Mach22 releases their debut album 'Sweet Talk Intervention' the 6th of May and this candy box is smacked with funky and fresh rock 'n' roll. Heavy sleaze hard rock in Buckcherry style opens up the album. 'Constant Denier' is a groovy rock tune with strong guitar riffs. The AC/DC steaming song 'Go Ahead' is one of the strongest tracks on the album with delicious straight forward and easy-goin' hard rocking rhythms. 'Don't You Give Me' is more in the funky rock genre with spicy taste of Faith No More and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Great vocals from Lamont makes this song into one of my favourites on the album.

'I'm Just a Man' is also a groovy, cheeky and quite rough song, but it doesn't quite get stuck in my mind. The only ballad is the lovely 'Stone Rose', which is a welcome break in the alarming and noisy rock sound. A nice little gem actually. Mach22 doesn't deliver any advanced high technical rock with tricky guitar solos or any big tempo changes in the songs. A pretty basic and dusty hard rock, as in the up tempo song 'Backslider'. Big chunks of Velvet Revolver and Lenny Kravitz mixed up with a modern hard rock sound is how I would describe their sound.

The funky rock track 'Made to Love' is another track in the Faith No More folder, but this song can't keep my interest all the way to the end. The three ending songs are not killer tracks, but I have to mention the last track 'Nevermind', which is one of the strongest songs on this promising album. They deliver something new and interesting and the whole album screams rock 'n' roll. Did I mention that they won Guitar Center’s "Onstage with Slash" contest and won the prize of $30 000 after being handpicked by Slash himself?

A interesting young rock band that we surely will hear more from in the future...

MACH 22 Line up:
Lamont Caldwell – Vocals
Sebastian LaBar – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Ted Merrill – Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Jaron Gulino – Bass/Vocals
Damian MonteCarlo – Drums

01. Constant Denier
Go Ahead
Dont You Give Me
I'm Just a Man
Stone Rose
Made To Love
One Trick Pony
Label: Independent
Distribution: Clawhammer PR
Artwork rating: 81/100
Reviewed by: Patrik J Skoglund
Date: 4 May, 2014
Website: www.mach22music.com