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Honeymoon Disease: Part Human Mostly Beast
Honeymoon Disease - Part Human Mostly Beast CD Album Review

Honeymoon Disease: Part Human Mostly ...

Melodic Hard/Heavy Rock
4.0/5.0

Coming from the Nashville of Sweden, Gothenburg, rockers Honeymoon Disease return with their second album, Part Human, Mostly Beast. Fronted by the female duo of Jenna (v,g) and Acid (g), the band delivers melodic hard rock with something of a retro Seventies heavy rock spin.

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Honeymoon Disease

To expand on that theme, Honeymoon Disease fills their songs with heavy, sharp, and sometimes fuzz-busting riffs, strong vocal arrangements, catchy choruses in strong vocal arrangements, and lots of soulful rhythmic groove. That groove can often come with quick pacing, as if the band is dipping into an early punk groove. Yet, with a careful listen you can hear that groove being driven by a powerful rhythm section, especially featuring the clear and leading bass line. After these things, the songs are then peppered with brisk guitar solos. While there's clarity in the arrangements and production, the Honeymoon Disease sound has a subtle earthy feeling, which make you wonder whether analog recording was involved.

As for the songs, the aforementioned themes lace throughout. Yet, there's It's Alright, a tamer song with something of a blues twist. Then some swift straight up rockers come with Only Thing Alive and Tail Twister, the latter song displaying the fine duel female vocal harmony. Honeymoon Disease dials back the pacing with the slow grooving Needle In Your Eye, another song with strong vocal harmony and a prevalent bass line. But the real kicker here is, without doubt, Fly Bird Fly High. It's a fast paced rollicking number, with an aggressive bass line, that reminded me of a punk twist on rockabilly, without the hillbilly. And the fiery Chuck Berry guitar solo kills.

All in all, if you like you hard rock a tad heavier, a bit retro, yet brimming with melody, vocal harmony, and vigorous groove, you will enjoy Honeymoon Disease's latest album, Part Human, Mostly Beast.



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If you like you hard rock a tad heavier, a bit retro, yet brimming with melody, vocal harmony, and vigorous groove, you will enjoy Honeymoon Disease's latest album, Part Human, Mostly Beast.

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