Artist: The New Czars
the music starts getting boring and repetitive that’s when I’ll stop
listening, but until that day I hope albums like this come into being
from time to time, just to show me that there is imagination and almost
musical alchemy still being produced in this day and age. When everyone
seems fixated on what’s going to be like the new trend or be seen to be trendy it's great to
hear that a band is going that extra mile to be different and
imaginative. None are more able to mix an almost unheard of mixture of
melodic and prog rock with hardcore heavy metal, funk/pop avant-garde
and industrial rock than Greg Hampton.
worked with the like of Alice Cooper on 'Along Came A Spider' and Lita
Ford on 'Wicked Wonderland' to name but two, Hampton not only brings in some
influence from these artists latest releases, but also a whole lot more
from the likes of Nine Inch Nails and The Beatles and everything in
between, in an album that is diverse as it is forward looking.
is an art form and to bring these varied styles and musical influences
together takes a certain skill and Hampton is a wizard if this album is
anything to go by. Hybrid rock n' roll is just one way to describe these
sixteen tracks, yes sixteen so you're not only getting a new dimension in
rock n' roll, you're also getting more rock for your buck.
the many highlights on the album have to be the opener ‘Keep On Goin’,
the ball busting ‘Confessions’, the slow burning ‘Desperate’, the
almost Grungesque ‘Time Stops’, the all guns blazing rock of ‘Brush
With The Devil’, the funko metal of ‘Abstract Prague’ and the
classic hard rock of the title track ‘Doomsday Revolution’. These are
just a few of my favourite picks from an album that has something for
every taste. If you want to hear something somewhere between Queens of the
Stoneage, The Foo Fighters and Kings X and all stations in between, then
check out The New Czars (or should that be The New Stars?).
1. Keep On Goin'
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