WOW! This is the album I, and probably everyone else who grew up with 90's rock n' roll (skid row, guns n' roses etc) has been waiting for. The Darkness are so unashamedly rock that it took me straight back to the glory days of long, permmed mullets, cutting guitar riffs, razor-sharp vocals and, well, spandex!
A couple of weaker tracks (tracks 7 and 8) do nothing to dent the beauty that is this first effort from the Lowestoft rockers, and the opening track, 'Black Shuck' will have you leaping around like a monkey with an iron up his backside-powerful, yet hair-raising! (I urge all to take a few minutes to look up on the legend of black shuck, and the village of blytheburgh, the track will make much more sense if you know what the hell justin is on about!!)
The album flows well, sounding more like a 'best of' than a debut, so full of confidence/arrogance are the poodle-rockers. I''ve not been this excited about any album for years. Its cheesy, it's tongue-in-cheek, but it rocks, and you'll be hooked the first time you hear it. A definite buy for any rock fan.