Returning with another album of their retro Seventies hard rock is Spain's 77 with Maximum Rock N Roll. And they still sound much like Bon Scott-era AC/DC, and likely make no apologies for it. After all, according to Classic Rock magazine, their band name comes from the year Let There Be Rock.
I know the band has their hearts and riffs in the right place, but there's no 'maximum' anything about Maximum Rock N Roll. It's still derivative, second rate, AC/DC licks and tricks. Yet, it seems that they bump up the boogie blues thang a bit more with Jazz It Up and Take Me Or Leave, for instance. That's a good thing, yet most everything sounds droll, simply dragging along. Frankly, I found only two song interesting: the title cut and Jazz It Up. My advice: dig out your AC/DC LPs and listen to the real thing.
Get out your AC/DC LPs and listen to the real deal.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]