Bai Bang - Are You Ready

What is it about Scandinavian bands that just know how to deliver great party rock? Must be something in the water over there, not that I am complaining. Bai Bang's latest release (their sixth) 'Are You Ready' is one sweet rock n roll album, great riffs, great melodies, great choruses. It does what it says on the tin and does it very very well!

Most of the tracks on offer here would definitely fill a dancefloor, and all the anthems highlight everything that was great about the late 80s and early 90s LA rock scene. The influences are plain to see but they are all melted together in a pot to give a wonderfully fresh, rather than original, sound. Bai Bang are no strangers to big names and have shared stages with LA Guns, Thin Lizzy, Ratt, Dio, Mötley Crüe, Pretty Maids, Axel Rudi Pell and many others.

Standout tracks:
Love the Things You Hate - great riffs and chorus
Only the Best Die Young - a great power ballad (and I LOVE the strings arrangement)
Bigtime Party - this has a great groove, a great riff and big chorus

Whilst bands like Bai Bang are around there is no danger of the glam/sleaze genre ever dying!

by K.T. Glitz

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