The Carburetors

Loud Enough To Raise The Dead

Written by: PP on 02/06/2006 15:38:19

The Carburetors are the latest band following the recent trend of creating 80's rock n roll with nostalgia of when grass was green, groupies followed the bands, TV sets were thrown out of hotel windows and aviator sunglasses and a debaucherous attitude was a must for any band following in the footsteps of Motörhead and Mötley Crüe. Unfortunately, this isn't the 80s anymore, this is the new millenium where metalcore and emo are far more relevant than recycled Mötorhead-inspired straight forward riffs, which is why a band like The Carburetors won't get much media attention.

"Loud Enough To Raise The Dead" relies on big choruses, lo-fi garage-style sound, scratched and soared vocal delivery and occasional guitar solos á la Guns N' Roses. Cheezy lyrics are of course a must, which is reflected in the song titles like "Rock'N'Roll Forever", "Rock'N'Roll Is King", "Straight To Jail" and the album highlight "Fast Lane" - a song about living life on the 'fast lane', that is, out of order behaviour in the truest sex drugs & rock'n'roll attitude.

Fortunately for The Carburetors, their mix of Motörhead meets Mötley Crüe and Guns N Roses is far more interesting than, for instance, the mediocre Enemies Swe effort we reviewed a couple of months back. The songs are fun, and clearly don't take themselves too seriously, for else the album would be too ridiculous to listen to. But anyway, it is a fresh change from the oh-so-trendy music we're spoonfed these days, and you should give it a go regardless of your opinion of 80s bands.


Download: Fast Lane
For the fans of: Mötley Crue, Motörhead, Enemies Swe
Listen: Myspace

Release date 22.05.2006
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Provided by Target ApS

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