Title: In The RedLabel: Despotz Records
out as Punk Rock band back in 1998, Sweden’s Crucified
Barbara soon turn to Hard Rock and in 2005, the band set the
Hard Rock world on fire with their debut album ‘In
Distortion We Trust’. Since then
the band had gone from strength to strength, with
each album out doing its predecessor.
in 2014 the band of Mia Coldheart, Kiara Force, Ida Evileye
and Nicki Wicked return with what has to be the bands finest
album to date ‘In The Red’.
album is female angst rock n' roll of the highest calibre,
as it kicks off and I mean KICKS OFF with the high-octane
riff laced ‘I Sell My Kids For Rock n' Roll’.
Instantly the quartet lay down the gauntlet to anyone who
doubts their rock n' roll credentials, as they deliver it
hard and fast with more venom than a pissed off cobra.
female angst continues with the anti rape anthem ‘To Kill
A Man’ that marks the dark statistic that "One-fifth
of all women have suffered rape or attempted rape in their
lifetime” is also felt in the band video for the
song and one which give Mia a chance to really show what a
powerful and menacing vocal presence she has, a song with a
message both lyrically and musically, powerful stuff
up it’s the newest single off the album the excellent
‘Electric Sky’, another no holds barred Hard Rock anthem
that’s followed by the rocking ‘Ghost Inside’, which
leads nicely into another upbeat rocker where the girls
shoot from the hip again on the lick driven ‘Don’t Call
title track ‘In The Red’ is next this time it’s the
big brash hard rocker that really lets Evileeye unleash a
might bass line that is the perfect foil for Coldheart’s
angsty vocals, the hard hitting continues with the
impressive ‘Lunatic #1’ and the no holds barred rocker
‘Shadows’, before the infectious grooves of ‘Finders
Keepers’ hits you smack between the eyes.
upbeat rock continues like an express train to hell with the
storming ‘Do You Want Me’, before this tremendous album
closes as it opened, with another all out attack on the
senses ‘Follow The Stream’, which closes the best
Crucified Barbara album to date. Once again the Swedes
show how kick-ass rock n' roll should sound and with an
extensive European tour lined-up for October, this in one
band you should catch live, because live they will blow you
Review by: Barry McMinn
I Sell My Kids For Rock N' Roll
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