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Broken Teeth - 'Viva La Rock, Fantastico!'

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Broken Teeth - Viva La Rock, Fantastico!

Broken Teeth - Viva La Rock, Fantastico!

Perris Records

The Bottom Line

Superbly sleazy rock ‘n roll.

Pros

  • Superbly sleazy rock 'n roll.
  • High octane energy.
  • Effortlessly melds hair metal swagger with ballsy NWOBHM grit.

Cons

  • None.

Description

  • Released January 26, 2010 on Perris Records.
  • Features ex-Dangerous Toys/Watchtower vocalist Jason McMaster.
  • This is the band’s fifth album.

Guide Review - Broken Teeth - 'Viva La Rock, Fantastico!'

Fronted by ex-Dangerous Toys/Watchtower frontman Jason McMaster, Broken Teeth redefine hard rock swagger here with their latest LP, Viva La Rock, Fantastico! Simultaneously sleazy and sleek, Viva melds together trad ‘n true NWOBHM balls with massive hair metal hooks to create one of the freshest, most energetic listens in recent years.

Seriously, Broken Teeth rock, and rock HARD, easily appealing to fans of both classic metal (Motorhead, AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Tank), as well as the more recent breed of high octane rock ‘n roll, such as Turbonegro, Danko Jones and The Hellacopters. McMaster’s voice, believe it or not, sounds even better with age, possessing all of his '80s helium screech, coupled with a nasty, Lemmy-esque snarl which really suits the bruising Broken Teeth sound quite well.

What’s even more enjoyable is how well this album holds up after repeated listens. Every song follows the foot ‘n head stomping pace of the last—from “Blackheart” to “Ride Upon Glory”—straight into the listeners now-boiling blood stream with the intensity all good metal should possess. It’s refreshing to hear something this ego-less in 2010; a record which simply delights in rock itself, without any pretension or messing around.

If there’s any luck or justice, Broken Teeth should really strike it big here with Viva La Rock, Fantastico: the album is that damn good. This album is truly a jewel for all fans of balls-out rock ‘n roll…get into it!

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