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Plastic Tears: Angels With Attitudes
Plastic Tears - Angels With Attitudes Music Review

Plastic Tears: Angels With Attitudes

Melodic Hard Rock
4.0/5.0

Plastic Tears' story begins in 1992, possibly the worst time to start glam melodic hard rock band. But the band has soldiered on through splits, personnel changes, and bad record company deals for better than 25 years. Their first album, Stranded in Rock 'n' Roll arrived in 2000, but the second, Nine Lives Never Dies would not drop until 2009. Now another nine years has passed, so it's time for a new album, Angels With Attitudes through City Of Lights Records.

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Plastic Tears knows the substance and style of their chosen genre, and delivers the goods in eleven songs. The fundamentals are self-evident in their song arrangements: twin guitar harmony, clean lead vocals and harmonious vocal arrangements, steady beat and essential groove from a tight rhythm section and, of course, the sin qua non of the genre, epic and fiery guitar solos. All these things are wrapped in the edginess of heavy metal, yet tempered in the AOR accessibility of catchy hooks in both melody and refrains.

Fast rockers come with Blue Angel, Headless Army, the bass driven Iris Kick, Dark Passenger, and Miss Stumbling Legs. That last song has some sharp riffage, but overall it reminds me of modern version of a 50's Chuck Berry style song. Secret Society turns more upon a moderate pace and groove with a twisting guitar line that turns to a solo about midpoint. Rhythm Rider turns more upon catchy riffs, but also a big drum beat, steady bass line, and a catchy chorus. The bonus track, Universal Kid, is another swift rocker with a slight breakdown after the midpoint, featuring vocals over drums, before kicking into a killer solo. Simply said, with Angels With Attitudes, Plastic Tears delivers a solid album of classic glam and sleaze inspired melodic hard rock. Get it. Recommended.



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Simply said, with Angels With Attitudes, Plastic Tears delivers a solid album of classic glam and sleaze inspired melodic hard rock. Get it. Recommended.

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