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Billion Dollar Babies - Chemical God

Billion Dollar Babies - Chemical God

Label : Metalville | Archive under hardrock / aor

Release type: Full-length CD

Sjak : This ´Chemical Gods´ is the second full-length record of the Swedish hard rock band Billion Dollar Babies, after having released their debut album ´Die For Diamonds´ in 2011. As the name of the band already suggests, they are quite influenced by Alice Cooper, but also influences from acts like Mötley Crüe, Kiss, Marilyn Manson and W.A.S.P. are undeniably to be found in the sleazy industrial hard rock that this threesome tends to create. That brings us an album which is characterized by groovy song material, nice heavy riffs of both guitar players Pat Kramer and Max Lander and good vocals of founding member Frankie Rich. Not all eleven songs on offer here are equally strong and in general the material for me personally sounds a bit too modern and industrial, but especially ´Everyone´s In Love With A Chemical God´, the Marilyn Manson alike ´The Junkies Ball´, ´House Of Dreams´ and ´President Payne´ are very worthwhile checking out. If the previously mentioned bands belong to your personal favorites and if you can digest the necessary industrial influences without too much problems, then you should certainly give this ´Chemical Gods´ a try. Despite of the fact that this doesn’t really satisfy my personal taste, that doesn´t take anything away from the fact that they have been able to deliver a very decent album that will certainly find its way to the fans of the genre.

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