NO, NO, NO! This is not a bad record. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH! This is a Turbonegro record - and a damn fine one at that. Okay, okay, okay... it isn't Apocalypse Dudes, Ass Cobra or even Scandanavian Leather, and in terms of sound and song-structure, it's closer to 2005's Party Animals, but it still rocks with a deliciously evil intent that belies the band's 'tongue-in-cheek' image. Euroboy's guitar riffs, licks and solos still slay, and while Hank von Helvete's lyrics are increasingly self-parodic, there are numerous flashes of genius in that department too: on 'Hell Toupée', for example, he complains of being stuck "googling for wigs" after a life of "stealing riffs and blowing gigs"; 'Stroke the Shaft', meanwhile, is an hilarious if entirely unsubtle ode to, er, "the pipe you cannot smoke". You get the idea.
Granted; there are a couple of duff tracks but with the likes of 'We're Gonna Drop The Atom Bomb', 'Do You Do You Dig Destruction?' and my personal favourite, 'Boys From Nowhere', there's no denying Turbonegro's commitment to keeping the soul of rock n'roll alive and aflame, and having recently set up their own label it looks as though they're in it for the long haul this time. Awesome.