Krokus – Dirty Dynamite (2013)

Krokus review

Krokus
Dirty Dynamite
The End Records, 2013
45 minutes

This is the best AC/DC album that AC/DC never released. That was the first thought that ran through my mind as I listened to Dirty Dynamite for the second time last week. Marc Storace’s voice sounds like a cross between Bon Scott and Brian Johnson, and it is on full display on this record.

The album opener, “Rock n’ Roll Hallelujah,” is easily the best song on Dirty Dynamite, a sing-along arena rocker that would have fit in perfectly with any 1980s AC/DC release. “Go Baby Go” brings to mind “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” with a very similar vocal delivery during the verse. The title track almost sounds like Brian Johnson singing with Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band, but the full-on AC/DC vibe returns with “Let The Good Times Roll.”

The most surprising song on this record is “Help,” a cover of the Beatles classic…but you wouldn’t know it if the vocals were stripped away. The song is completely rearranged into a monster ballad, and the guitar work on the track is simply phenomenal. Storace sounds a bit strained here, but in this style it works.

If you are looking for a 2013 release that takes you back to the heyday of hard rock, Krokus’ Dirty Dynamite should be the next album you buy.

See the video for “Dirty Dynamite” below:

Tracklist:
1. Hallelujah Rock n’ Roll
2. Go Baby Go
3. Rattlesnake Rumble
4. Dirty Dynamite
5. Let The Good Times Roll
6. Help
7. Better Than Sex
8. Dög Song
9. Yellow Mary
10. Bailout Blues
11. Live Ma Life
12. Hardrocking Man

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About JT

Music lover, occasional writer, wishing he had immeasurable wealth so he didn't have to work a "real job."

Posted on May 3, 2013, in music, reviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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