|Snew - 'We Do What We Want' (Maman Music)|
|Written by Matt Phelps|
|Friday, 21 May 2010 05:15|
Having blown onto the rockin' out scene back in 2008 with their debut offering 'Snew You', the Californian four piece with the ridiculous name are back with more of the same for Snew 2, 'We Do What We Want'.
The opening barrage of riff action that greets you as 'We Do What We Want' kicks into life with its title track will leave you in no doubt where the main thrust of the next nine songs soon to be following will be coming from. You'll be expecting some fine tuned, high revving, bad boy boogie rock chipped off the same much loved block that's given us the likes of AC/DC and Airbourne and you won't be disappointed, you'll get pretty much what you expect. Yet with that said, Snew are not as straight forward and as easily pigeon hole-able as many other simple sleazy boogie bands. There's elements of some of the Stooges' Raw Power, even some DiAnno era Maiden. In fact in their own words they're "The illigitimate children of Alice Cooper and the Ramones, home schooled by Motorhead". And that's pretty much bang on the money. Not forgetting the AC/DC likeness too of course.
The smouldering 'Private Stash' echoes the more bluesy hard rock groove of Widowmaker's 'Stand By For Pain' album ahead of a timely power surge halfway through which sends the needles back deep into the red with the quick fire double hit of 'Get Loud' and 'Knock It Out Of The Park'. Back to back balls out rockers with Don Vito giving his best impression of what Brian Johnson might sound like if he had his bollocks wired to the National Grid. Both 'Pick Up The Ball' and 'Who The Hell Are You' lessen the pace with a few more mellower moments of rock with serious soul before the final sprint of 'Shinebox' kicks up a farewell storm.