Release date: 23-11-2007, Label: Universal
By: Nina Mende
I have just seen them live as support of Hardcore Superstar and somehow they
caught my attention that much that I just had to get the album now. So now I
have it in my hands: “The Unattractive Revolution”! I don’t think I really have to tell you much about the band itself anymore. They are from
Sweden, have one prior album called “Rest in Sleaze”, have their second
one just released on November 23rd and are on tour with Hardcore Superstar at
the moment. After the passing away of their first singer, a breaking up of the
band, the decision to reunite and find a new singer, finding a new singer (who
is originally from Finland) they are now back on track. Ready to rock the world
and they do, the band already convinced me of that during their show.
And now and here is the album I am listening to right now, which I really like
a lot. The songs are strong and rock. They don’t sound as sleazy, glamorous
and colorful as the band’s appearance was on stage. But that is nice as well.
The songs “I Don’t Care” and “Alone” are both done in cooperation
with Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe. I really like the song “Alone”
a lot because of the vocals, the arrangements and the emotions the song spreads.
“Falling Rain” is a very beautiful song because of its lyrics. Perfect
songs to get the listeners or audience go wild are “In the Raw”, “Die
Another Day” and “XTC Overdrive”.
While listening to this album you forget that it is written and released just
recently, you are more thinking or at least getting the impression of this album
being out of the 80s and the songs would all already be legends.
The album artwork is quite interesting as well. On the first couple of pages
the band gets introduced with pictures and descriptions of them as human amplifiers,
as well as promo pictures of them, their name and their postion in the band.
In the last couple of pages you can find the lyrics to the songs, and of course
the Thank Yous as well as all the other credits and web-addresses. On the back
of the booklet is a set list of the album. Another neat thing can be found once
you take out the CD of the album: underneath the CD you can find a picture of
the former singer Dave Leppard, with a sort of In Memoriam note next to it.
| 01. In The Raw
02. Like A Sin
03. Falling Rain
04. I Dont Care
05. Die Another Day
07. Thrill Me
09. XTC Overdrive
10. Bound To Be Enslaved
11. The Buried Song