The album opens with the dead on, driving guitars of "Already Dead". This track is the first of many straight ahead rockers this band serves up for you. The rhythm is strong, and the lead is tight. Throughout the album you can hear how strong the rhythm guitar is, it's very similar to AC/DC in the fact that the rhythm never over does it, and stays hard, heavy, and catchy. "Get Off" follows up with another kick in the ass song. This album totally keeps you into what's going on. Hate Machine is the most bad ass track on the album. The vocals are dead on, and the rhythm playing is so rocking. There are very few rhythm guitarists who grab you more than the lead and one of those guitarists is Sal Canzonieri.
Lyrically a lot of the songs are like a hard rock Groovie Ghoulies, which follows the name, Electric Frankenstein.
One of my favorite touches was a cover of the Dead Boys' "Third Generation Nation". It was right on. On the title track, Annie's Grave, the lead guitarist really shines through and keeps the rock on track. The final track on the album was "The Perfect Crime" which was recorded live. This track illustrated how tight the music was live and how this band doesn't stray too far from it's straight up hard rock.
This album just became available through Victory Records and it's a keeper. The guitar work is hard and fun, and the vocals add to the touch of pure hard rock. I personally loved this album and have listened to it many times since making my initial notes on the album. I have full faith you will enjoy it too.
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