CHROME DIVISION - Doomsday Rock ‘n Roll
July 24, 2006, 12 years ago
This whole thing started with Dimmu vocalist Shagrath on guitar and Nagash (Lex Icon, The Kovenant) on drums seven years back. But the lineup to see fruition sports only Shagrath as luminary, with Eddie Guz from The Carburetors winding up as the leader so to speak, at least the lead vocalist and one of note, his Lemmy-bred rock ‘n’ roar reaching out and handing you a vodka and tonic. The theme is biker metal, along the lines of Motorhead and Tank meets Turbonegro and Hellacopters, and it’s mission accomplished, with a crackling scrapping recording, songs that court the nu-garage and punk, and Eddie sounding very much like Ron Chenier from Canuck Harley hollerers Fist. Smart, encyclopedic, talented metal guys pretty much can’t screw up writing naively, writing down a few levels, so they get it right, even if one can’t rave too highly about something like this. One complaint is that Eddie’s got a bit of an accent, but it just makes it more cavemen and referential to the funnier stuff from the ‘80s, y’know, like French, Belgian and Swiss bands with their souped-up AC/DC jones.