Welcome to Rock Solid – rushonrock‘s new review section where we pick our fave releases of the week. Leave a comment on our top tips and alert us to the big noises we might have missed!
One behind the great Alice Cooper, fellow hellraiser Lemmy unleashes Motorhead’s 24th album on a fearful public and this is as heavy as Vince Neil before Motley Crue’s revival.
Opener Runaround Man is as good as anything this band has produced during a prolific career and the anthemic Rock Out deserves cult status.
After three decades at metal’s summit there were suggestions Motorhead couldn’t make a decent album anymore – Motorizer sticks two fingers up to the doubters.
rushonrock rated: 7/10 Head’s Up.
If you like Pendulum – and even after their electrifying Leeds show we’re not convinced – then give these Aussie electro punks a twirl.
As big as the Sydney Harbour Bridge back home, Regurgitator formed in 1994 and a string of hit albums have peppered the charts Down Under.
Finally making a push for Euro glory, Love And Paranoia gets our vote simply for including the track Drinking Beer Is Awesome. It is. And although this record isn’t it certainly deserves a chance. Check out Michelle for a true flavour of what this band can offer.
rushonrock rated: 5/10 Cough Up For Something Different.
Rock Solid’s album of the week sees blues-soaked New Yorker TK Webb come of age with a rock record straight out of 1970s Birmingham (that’s UK, not Alabama).
Sounding like the bastard son of Robert Plant and Mick Jagger, the tuneful TK likes his chords heavy, fuzzy and delivered with meaning. After listening to album opener Teen Is Still Shaking we were all a quiver – and it’s a good 16 years since we could call ourselves teens.
It’s impossible to pigeon-hole The Visions but that’s no bad thing. This is one of the freshest and coolest sounds we’ve heard all summer and regular rotation at rushonrock will follow.
rushonrock rated: 9/10 TK Max
All the above are released on Monday September 1.