|The New Black - 'II:Better In Black' (AFM Records)|
|Written by Dave Prince|
|Friday, 28 January 2011 06:00|
Kicking straight in with the title track, 'Better In Black' is the uncompromising opener of The New Black's new album... with one foot stuck on the monitor and the horns raised and a real knockout punch to kick that flabby backside to a trim shadow of itself!
With a true Southern feel that has been missing recently, The New Black show us how it's done. This album is no bull, just true to its roots which is just as well considering the quality of bands they have supported, with such names as AC/DC, Alter Bridge and Black Label Society (who the band remind me of quite a bit...) and slots at Wacken and Rock Am Ring.
The band take no prisoners and are truly on fire here, with awesome tracks such as the 'The King I Was', 'Batteries & Rust' and 'Alter Boys' the guys cannot fail in their quest to ROCK! With a swagger rarely seen, the Kid Rock-style of 'Happy Zombies' is a chill-out track which shows the shade the band can achieve...
Not forgetting that the band are actually German is a hard thing to do, as they have more in touch with their Texas cousins than some bands who are actually from the state! While the squeal is ever present - the band give it their all...
You could honestly do worse than check out this great band!