Artist: The Amorettes
Album: Born To Break
Genre: Metal / Hard Rock
Release Date: April 6, 2018
Reviewed by: Madz Lenthall
Scottish hard rock trio, The Amorettes have been regularly making waves since they formed in 2009 and are set to make their biggest leap yet, with their third album Born To Break which will drop on April 6. Take it from me – you are going to want to grab a copy!
Can You Feel The Fire gets the album off to a flying start with a huge opening riff from guitarist and vocalist Gill Montgomery, progressing into a catchy melodic track, which I’m a big fan of.
Everything I Learned (I Learned From Rock And Roll) is definitely a favourite of mine. A song that it set to blast out of radios across the nation in the months ahead, it is a brilliant co-write between Gill Montgomery and Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders). I loved this track as soon as I heard the stonking intro and verse, which explodes into a chorus that you’ll end up humming for the rest of the year. Great lyrics too, referencing The Beatles, Sex Pistols and The Rolling Stones.
Hello and Goodbye brings a change of tempo and a bluesy feel, which provides some light and shade which again, I really like.
When you have the genius that is Luke Morley of Thunder twiddling the knobs you can be sure that you are going to get a great production, and that is exactly what Born To Break has, with a crystal clear sound that makes this record a treat to listen to.
Born To Break is a real step up for the girls. Gill Montgomery’s vocals offer more texture and depth, and her guitar sounds huge. The rhythm section is terrific too, driven by sisters Hannah and Heather McKay (drums and bass), and thunders throughout.
This is an album packed with ballsy, catchy tracks that brings to mind the groove and power of AC/DC, with a modern spiky attitude and style. A classy progression for The Amorettes.
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