Album Reviews

4.0
 on
Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 20:40
submitted by
Thomas

I went into this one with good hopes. After all this is the band that gave us the imaginatively titled albums “II” and “III” which both are hard rockin’ party albums. And I have to say that Ma Baker’s offspring is off to a good start with the two stompers that are “In Dead We Drown” and “Save Me”. They come with that swampy, Southern style mixed in with loud guitars and the kind of bigass groove that made Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster stand out in the first place. But then Dallas Taylor and co. break out material like “Faith Healer (Bring Me Down)” and “Open Your Eyes” for some reason. Now, if I wanted to listen to cheesy hardrock, I’d be off listening to Ratt or Poison. As if those two songs aren’t bad enough, you get more of that let’s-aim-for-the-charts dribble in the form of “Taking Me Water” and “Off To The Laughing Place”. It truly is a shame that such a fun band as Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster manages to lose all of its appeal with one single album but somehow these guys managed to get the job done only to end in the PunkRockTheory ranking right next to Staind and Nickelback.