Wednesday, August 1, 2012

ON-OFF: "Don't Forget The Roll"

Rating: RR
Label: Buil2Kill 2012
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

Hells bells. Yet another former AC/DC tribute act with a hunger for performing original material and their own repertoire. Take a wild guess to what kind of music and sound to expect on their sophomore release? Damn right, On-Off doesn't alter too much from the formula of their acca dacca heroes and there's certainly no attempt to trick or fool the listener with a brand new rock, hey, don't forget the roll (pun intended).

Indeed, riding hard on the Aussie legend with three, maximum four chords and a steady beat, the Italian four-piece are unfortunately caught in the usual traps of generic sound and heard it all before material. Don't get me wrong, you would must certainly join in and clap/stomp along to the melodies if they were performing at your local pub. They do have a couple of fun party tunes and the energy to become your favourite beer act for the evening.

Have a kebab or chicken vindaloo on the way home and feel mighty pleased with your sad and pathetic little night out. The next morning however you're not likely to remember much of the said music or why there's a smeared Kebab down your pants. The drummer should wish for a proper kit next christmas as he's banging along to the music on tin cans. It's otherwise a decent vocalist, decent guitars, and a decent production.

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