"Sons of Malice" (Minus2Zebra; 2012)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

If you're lamenting that they don't make music like they used to, then Savage's "Sons of Malice" is what you've been looking for.

"Sons of Malice" is great, classic hard rock the in the style of Fastway, Kiss and Ted Nugent. And there's a reason for that: According to Wikipedia, the band's first CD was released in 1983.

I haven't heard their earlier albums and I'm not sure how today's lineup compares to earlier ones (although after hearing this CD, I want to go back and explore). But I can tell you this: "Sons of Malice" is filled with hearty guitar riffs, wicked solos and solid vocals. The songs are loaded with hooks and sing-along choruses and you can't help but get caught up in the music.

"Sons of Malice" is a great album to rock out to, especially if you're into that classic style.

Savage: Chris Bradley - lead vocals, bass guitar; Andy Dawson - lead guitar, vocals; Kristian Bradley - guitar, vocals; Mark Nelson - drums, vocals.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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