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The Missing Ingredient,
This review is from: Permission To Land (Audio CD)
I bought Permission to Land after reading an article about The Darkness in Classic Rock magazine. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and if the whole thing was a pisstake (it isn't). Conclusion: the album rocks and The Darkness are the most exciting band to appear on our talent-starved shores for ages.
The album contains 10 classic tracks with no fillers. Stand out tracks are Black Shuck, which comes off like AC/DC, mixed with Queen (and I mean that as a compliment), the superb ballad Love is Only a Feeling, and the single I Believe in a Thing called Love.
On the strength of this album (which I can not stop playing) I went to see that band live recently in Sheffield and was not dissapointed; it was a riot. The Darkness put the skill and showmanship of truly greats bands like early Queen, Van Halen and Thin Lizzy back into rock. They also show the current dirge of Nu, Black and Rap metal to be just the twangings of spotty adolescent sixth formers. If anyone is taking the piss it's Cradle of Filth NOT The Darkness.
Maybe the recent chart success of The Darkness will put rock back on the agenda and get rid of some of the manufactured crap that is clogging up the music scene. The Darkness rock and they are here to stay!