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Stray Bullets - Shut Up

Stray Bullets - Shut Up

Label : Eigen beheer | Archive under hardrock / aor

Release type: Full-length CD

Wim R. : Verona based Stray Bullets already recorded and released most of ‘Shut Up’ back in 2007, back then entitled ‘Lost Soul Town’. The band decided to do most of this album again under better circumstances. And, to be honest, the production of the album is pretty good. Nice and fat, with plenty of dynamics. The band plays sleaze rock, and if you listen closely Skid Row is resounding throughout their material. But the listening pleasure stops with the very nice sound. In opening track ‘Lost Soul Town’ it becomes obvious that singer Alex Chinaski is not the best choice. He is not only out of tune most of the time, but has also trouble with the correct timing, it’s just like he is one step behind the others most of the time. Although Stray Bullets had their share of changes in their line-up during their career, they somehow ended up with this sad excuse for a singer, and that’s a pity. Musically it is not bad, but certainly not mind blowing. I would advise the band to show Chinaski the door and try to find someone who truly is a vocalist.

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