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Liverbox: Rock N Roll Salvation
Liverbox - Rock N Roll Salvation Music Review

Liverbox: Rock N Roll Salvation

Melodic Hard Rock
4.0/5.0

For grins or maybe to be grossed out, perhaps you should head over to the Urban Dictionary to discover the meaning liver box. Yeah. Yuck. But Liverbox is also a Finnish rock band. They began as a cover band, and still do cover shows from time time. But lately they've been writing their own tunes. The result is their debut album Rock N Roll Salvation for City Of Lights Records.

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Liverbox

Essentially, Liverbox plays classic Eighties melodic hard rock in the glam/sleaze tradition. The genre formula is a familiar one: big beat and groove from the rhythm section, sharp guitar harmony, clean lead vocals with a bit of punk sneer, some gang vocal arrangements to back them up, and plenty of fresh and feisty guitar solos. Liverbox knows the recipe well and deals out ten songs to prove it. The production quality is high across the album, quite crisp and clean. While all the musical parts are heard quite well, I was impressed by the strength of the bass line in each song. With the drums, Liverbox has a tight and ambitious rhythm section. After these things, the songs are arranged with the proper amount of guitar and vocal harmony, essential groove, metal edge, and then gifted with catchy hooks in both melody and refrains. Liverbox isn't necessarily reinventing the wheel with their style, but simply making a current version of the classic genre.

For the songs, you get some fast rockers with Sick Love (complete with a cow bell finish), the punkish Wet And Wild, and quite catchy Let's Go. Shuffles It All is a heavy rocker with a thick bottom end, a sharp solo after the midpoint, with a groovy breakdown featuring drums, bass, and voice afterwards. Sweet Sister Of Salvation features a short choral vocal start before jumping into another quick paced rocker lead by the bass and drums once more. The song kind of reminded me of something The Cult migh do, but with a darker feeling. All in all, for a modern interpretation of classic glam/sleaze hard rock, Liverbox's Rock N Roll Salvation is the real deal. If you like the genre, you will dig this album. Recommended.



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The Bottom Line

All in all, for a modern interpretation of classic glam/sleaze hard rock, Liverbox's Rock N Roll Salvation is the real deal. If you like the genre, you will dig this album. Recommended.

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