Label: Frontiers 2012
Review by Kimmo Toivonen
Now this is a fun rock album. Gene The Werewolf may borrow riffs and melodies from here and there, but they still manage to sound quite fresh. Yeah, you'll be reminded of AC/DC, Kiss, Cheap Trick and The Darkness when you're listening to this, but you'll probably be tapping your feet and possibly singing along to the choruses too.
The album's highlights for me include the first single and video "I Only Wanna Rock'n Roll" (AC/DC meets Twisted Sister) and the melodic and catchy double dose of "Heart Of Steel" (The Darkness? Who?) and "Give It Up". The slightly different-sounding and moody "Light Me Up" is very good too, sounding like it could've been on the original "Lost Boys" movie soundtrack. I've also got to mention the Queen-like ballad "The Ballad Of Gene"... how many times have you heard lyrics about the troubled love life of a werewolf? "It ain't easy to be a cold-blooded killer on a friday night..."