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5 years 9 months ago #148951 by martinsweet
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CRASHDIET - The Savage Playground
Out 21st January 2013 on Frontiers Records

Review by Cayleigh Shepherd

If The Savage Playground is the first studio album the Swedish band have recorded with a repeat performance from a vocalist, then they must be doing something right.

It’s only taken them four studio albums to find what they were looking for. After the tragic death of original member Dave Lepard, and a short stint with H. Olliver Twisted (now more commonly known as Olli Herman, frontman of Finnish glam metal band Reckless Love), Crashdïet returned with ‘Generation Wild’, and locked down what appears to be the perfect outfit for their image and sound in the form of Simon Cruz.

Opening the album with a post-apocalyptic feel - a theme mirrored by their April UK tour co-headliners Jettblack and their music video for ‘Raining Rock’ - they’re quick to blast into heavy-duty riffs very reminiscent of their ‘Rest In Sleaze’ era. Equally powerful is the first single from the album, ‘Cocaine Cowboys’, which starts slowly with a bluesy intro that instantly reminds me of Aerosmith’s ‘Hangman Jury’, before blasting in your face that signature Crashdïet sound.

Upon first listen, the most noticeable element to the album is how their music has matured since their debut release. Of course, the rebellious attitude, dirty hooks and big riffs that made them grab our attention first time around are still present. However, the record as a whole is less - macabre? – than their previous efforts, and in terms of musical stylings, surprisingly melodic: especially evident in tracks such as ‘California’. Personal standout track has to be ‘Lickin’ Dog’: over three minutes of nothing but insults. What’s not to love about that?

Overall: a great achievement. Crashdïet are sounding better than ever, and the strength behind ‘The Savage Playground’ should propel them far enough to reach the parts of the globe they’ve yet to dominate; introducing a whole new audience to one of the best sleaze rock bands on the circuit today. The Magnificent Seven may have dealt in lead, but with these cowboys, their biggest and baddest weapon is rock.

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5 years 9 months ago #148952 by Sarah
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All the reviews are sounding great, im looking forward receiving my cd and listening to it, finally! :lol: Does anyone know when will they be sent?

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5 years 9 months ago #148953 by Fhina
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Oh yeah...I can't wait...3 weeks to go...so gonna run to the stores on 25th in the morning :lol:

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5 years 9 months ago - 5 years 9 months ago #148979 by eevio
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i need a *like* button on this board haha wait there's one .. :rolleyes: :lol:
also nice mental image to see the band 'propel' ;D
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5 years 9 months ago #149001 by glam_junkie
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i want this one to surprise me.

not listening to any samples 9apart from those releasd 2-3 months back)

not reading any reviews.

not goona listen to mp3s.

gonna wait for this one to arrive in the mail box, grab a bottle of bourbon, and turn the stereo up to 11.... and let the rest just happen

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5 years 9 months ago #149023 by Justin Kicks
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Good review.. every review I've read so far makes me want to hear the album even more.. less than twenty days left!!

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5 years 9 months ago #149038 by peterlondon
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glam_junkie wrote: gonna wait for this one to arrive in the mail box, grab a bottle of bourbon, and turn the stereo up to 11.... and let the rest just happen

Haha :). Go for it!

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“Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think.
Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there
was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than
when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh...

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5 years 9 months ago #149056 by Muckelz
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Oh, I can´t wait! Already marked that day in my calendar. :lol: Only so few days.

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5 years 9 months ago #149127 by Lillledda
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i can't wait until i have and turn upp the stereo my parents will be crazy but im sure its worth it :lol:

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