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CD REVIEW: GLORIA VOLT – Recharged

| 25 February 2016 | Reply

CD REVIEW: GLORIA VOLT – Recharged
Lux Noise Records
1 May, 2015
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
8/10

Gloria Volt Recharged

Kicking your arse straight out of the speakers like two drunks, errr… kicking your arse, Gloria Volt’s second album is all good-natured sneers and leers, slurry demands and riffs swinging like haymakers.

Welcome to the punchy, ragged world of Gloria Volt! Hailing from Switzerland, this five-piece features the doubtfully named Lord Latex, Fredi Volvo, Pascal Goodknight, Pim Peter and Marino Marroni, so perhaps their real identities are hidden to put the police off the scent, or in case they are secret superheroes?

The album starts strong: Flyin’ and Rollin’ flies the AC/DC flag high; Screaming For Hollywood is stadium-ready with its big guitars and instantly unforgettable chorus.

In truth, it takes a lot of skill to make things sound this simple, yet this immediate – and therein lies the crux of what Gloria Volt do so well. It’s nothing new, but the bands who we hear this sort of sound from are usually on a festival or arena stage, and The Volt sound like they should be too.

All I Want, Gonna Roll, Down By The Highway all have pulsing bass, driving drums, heavy riffs, rad solos and choruses that stick from the very first listen, and Recharged – whilst it won’t change the world – is a good time half hour or so for all to enjoy.

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