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Crashdiet: Rust
Crashdiet - Rust Music Review

Crashdiet: Rust

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
5.0/5.0

Again I scratch my head. What happened to Sweden's Crashdiet? One of the major bands at the forefront of the revival of sleaze/glam metal in Europe, we haven't heard from Crashdiet in six years. You read that right, six years. Once more the band arrives with a new lead singer with Gabriel Keyes replacing Simon Cruz in 2017. Keyes made his debut with the 2017 single We Are Legion, which appears on Crashdiet's new and fifth album, Rust.

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Aside from the third change in vocal leadership, Crashdiet once more delivers a solid album of arena-ready melodic heavy metal rock in the classic Eighties Sunset Strip style. Can't you tell by the photo at the right? Think of your favorite band of that infamous, yet fantastic, bygone era whether it be Ratt, Skid Row, Poison, or the mighty and decadent Motley Crue. Indeed. As Yogi Berra said, It's deja vu all over again. Expect from Crashdiet songs driven by ripping riffs, soaring solos, powerful rock rhythm and groove, and clean rising vocals backed by harmonious gang vocal arrangements. All these things are wrapped in some AOR accessible song melody and harmony with catchy refrains, then cayenne spiced with a metal edge. Being a veteran of that glorious era, I can say three things about Crashdiet. They understand the genre. They write well-crafted exciting songs worthy of the genre. And, therefore, I love everything about Crashdiet's Rust

From the album, top picks for catchy heavy metal rock include Into The Wild, In The Maze, and Crazy. For some straight up metal, there's Parasite. For melodic metal rock with some tongue-in-cheek humor, dig Stop Weirding Me Out. An arena ready ballad comes with the soft starting Waiting For Your Love which, like any good ballad, rises to a guitar solo crescendo, then finishes with quiet piano.

All said, six years or not, the wait was worth it. With Rust, Crashdiet delivers another solid album of melodic heavy metal rock in the classic Eighties Sunset Strip style. Strongly recommended.


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All said, six years or not, the wait was worth it. With Rust, Crashdiet delivers another solid album of melodic heavy metal rock in the classic Eighties Sunset Strip style. Strongly recommended.

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