Rumbling out of Finland with their first album, On the Way to Sin City is Guns of Glory, a straight up hard rock 'n roll band. Scandinavian has always been fertile ground for classic hard rock, and GoG rides the wave pushed by Hellacopters and Gluecifer to name two.
Essentially, Guns of Glory isn't to far removed from 1987 as you can hear some Guns 'N Roses in their music. Add a dose or two of AC/DC, Motorhead, or Rose Tattoo, then stir in some punk, and you got a good idea of both their influences and sound.
The foundation across every song is that basic hard rock groove, the one where you can tap your toes and bang your head. After this, GoG has a strong sense of melody, good vocal harmonies, large riffs, and screaming solos.
It's a recipe for success, that is if Guns of Glory doesn't become predictable and so stagnate. Listening to some songs, On the Way to Sin City could go that way, especially when a third of the songs are basically odes to playing rock music. Nevertheless, the album blisters with energy and vitality: Guns of Glory came to rock, and rock they do. Best cuts: El Savior, Never Stop, Don't Fool with the Guns, and Sisters of Sin. Not so much: Drive-by Lover and Load Your Guns (too close to AC/DC). Recommended.
With On the Way to Sin City, Finland's Guns of Glory delivers straight up, rumbling and rowdy, hard rock 'n roll, and they do it quite well.
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