It doesn’t seem that long ago since The Dead Daisies came out of the woodwork, and in the space of only four years, the band are back again with their third studio album, ‘Make Some Noise‘, set for release worldwide on Friday 5th August 2016.
In such a short period of time, the group have managed to make a solid name for themselves across the globe, with two successful albums already under their belt and numerous tours worldwide.
When you also take into account the vast experience each member brings to the table, it’s no surprise at all that The Dead Daisies have remained in the spotlight. But of course, it’s not all down to the publicity the band have received along the way; each album has spoken for itself, and ‘Make Some Noise’ is no different.
The album is in full gear right from the get-go with Long Way To Go, which opens up with pulsating AC/DC bass lines and resonating guitar harmonics, before kicking it into overdrive with the raspy vocals from John Corabi, and instantly hooking guitar riffs from Aldrich and Lowy.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1e0AAjXscE]
We All Fall Down is yet another demonstration of the blood-pumping arena rock that The Dead Daisies can achieve. Mainline picks up the pace, delivering a punk fuelled assemblage of tearing riffs, playful ‘attitude’, and harsh drum and bass licks similar in style to acts like Michael Monroe.
The title track, Make Some Noise, is a tongue-in-cheek track that in a way acts as a celebration of exactly what all fans love about classic Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Granted, there’s no great depth to this song, but who said there has to be? Hearing this being performed in front of a packed out venue is without a doubt guaranteed to blow anyone away, much like you’d expect from hearing Quiet Riot for the first time back in the early 80’s.
In the past, The Dead Daisies have brought back to life almost forgotten Rock classics (such as the Alex Harvey success Midnight Moses and Helter Skelter by The Beatles), and their latest album is no different.
I always appreciate the addition of a cover song or two, especially when it comes down to a band with such an early presence (regardless of their past achievements).
Top drawer cover tracks allow the listener to understand a groups capability on a relatable level, and it’s safe to say The Dead Daisies do Creedence Clearwater Revival a great deal of justice with their cover of Fortunate Son.
Albeit heavier than the original, each member effortlessly adds their own element of flare without taking away the tracks original energy and passion, and again proving how classic sounds can be reinvented.
The album is creatively closed with The Dead Daisies’ take on Join Together by The Who, again adding extra tonnage to the original, but also pulling together everything the new album aims to achieve.
‘Make Some Noise’ is a nostalgic rollercoaster of familiar sounds and phrases, catering perfectly to the old-school listener, while still managing to serve up a new and powerful sound that holds its place in today’s Rock environment.
There’s no reason why both the older and younger generation wouldn’t appreciate the blistering rock ‘n’ roll vibe that The Dead Daisies have to offer in this latest album. While a supergroup has a lot to live up to, The Dead Daisies manage to do this with ease.
I think what makes many of the tracks on this so captivating comes down to the sharp clarity the entire group can generate. There are a multitude of tracks on ‘Make Some Noise’ which have the potential to be instant classics from any die-hard rockers perspective.
They simply manage to encompass all the right components that drive not only listeners, but the dedicated followers you expect to see locked on to the front barrier, and can’t get enough of real old-school Rock ‘n’ Roll.
The Dead Daisies are a resounding celebration to what Rock ‘n’ Roll is all about, and their you’re a fan of classic Rock ‘n’ Roll, you’re in luck… The Dead Daisies are a force to be reckoned with.
Recommended Track – Freedom
The pure speed riffs and terrific shredding from Doug Aldrich on Freedom are enough to make this my favourite track, however I also love John Corabi’s direction in this, with progressive vocals sounding much like Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan.
Long Way To Go
We All Fall Down
Song And A Prayer
Make Some Noise
Last Time I Saw The Sun
Mine All Mine
How Does It Feel
All The Same
UK Tour Dates 2016
20th July – Academy Green Room, Dublin (with Inglorious)
21st July – Limelight, Belfast (with Inglorious)
23rd July – Ramblin’ Man Festival, Kent
23rd July – Rock & Blues Custom Show, Derby
24th July – Steelhouse Festival, Ebbw Vale
26th July – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton (with Inglorious)
27th July – Arts Centre, Bingley (with Inglorious)