Friday, August 22, 2014

CIMINO: "Angels & Animals"

Rating: RRRR
Label: HeadFirstEntertainment 2014
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

(Catchy) Kick azz rock 'n roll from Kansas City? Yes Sir Indeed. I'm as surprised as the rest of you, however, you can' still rock in America according to these guys. No strangers to Sleazy Rock and grinding guitar work, Cimino come out swinging like Pete Way (bloody UFO) after another punch up with Michael Schenker. It's heads down in gutter town and turn your amps up to ten and never turn down again.

They have the attitude of 80's youth gone wild and acts such as Jane's Addiction, L.A. Guns, Love/Hate, Backyard Babies meets Shinedown and Buckcherry. Their latest album, "Angels & Animals", this is deliciously sleazy and furious from the smashing opener of "Anarchy" to the closer of "Shine". "Start All Over" is like a proper kick to the head and the track, "Animal" is gutsier than most. Not to mention that several other tracks are just top notch material worthy of your attention.

The song "Fame" might just remind you of Backyard Babies and their "Brand New Hate" album and song. "Never" is just the perfect kick azz ballad (really?) and story of being too young and too in love to care, with the chance to look back and see from years of hindsight. Vocalist/guitarist Kyle Cimino sings with the sprangy rock attitude as well as the mere hint of the Enuff Z'Nuff dude. I'm not sure touring with the Nigel Dupree band (son of Jackyl front man Jesse James Dupree) is something to brag about though? Don't you just hate the Jackyl and their chainsaw song? But hey. What ever rocks your boat.

The bottomline: One of the finest sleaze/attitude rock albums as of lately. Cimino certainly deserve to be on your must-hear list. Highly Recommended and make sure to check out the below links for more info!

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