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Bonafide: Ultimate Rebel
Bonafide - Ultimate Rebel Review

Bonafide: Ultimate Rebel

Hard/Heavy Rock
4.0/5.0

Bonafide began with singer/guitarist Pontus Snibb's desire of creating a classic hard rock band. Ultimate Rebel, their third album, continues that vision with ten guitar driven rockers which blend heaviness with a touch of blues.

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Bonafide: relaxed.

There's much to be said for consistency, and that's what you get with Ultimate Rebel. You got several barroom brawling rock tunes like Make My Own Rules, Rebel Machine, and Too Fired Up. Some raunch and roll with Doing the Pretty. Dishing out some dirt on the ex-girlfriend on The Mess and the clever Pick a Window (You're Leaving). For some grinding heavy blues, Rag and Bone Man delivers. All together, Bonafide seems about 35 years removed from yesterday, but the get the classic hard rock sound right.

Finally, while you can hear some undertones, you can probably dismiss the AC/DC comparisons with this album. Considering Bonafide's versatility, their creativity exceeds much of that other bands recent output. With Ultimate Rebel, Bonafide is at full strength and in their stride. Recommended.

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In Short

With Ultimate Rebel, Bonafide delivers another slab of classic hard rock with plenty of groove and a touch of blues.

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