BOURBON FLAME - Bourbon Flame

Bourbon Flame - Bourbon Flame

9 songs
45:49 minutes
Dark Essence


There is a time and place for everything. I would be the last one to pass on early Rose Tattoo or Bon Scott era AC/DC, and I even admit that the glam metal movement of the Eighties had its charm, in retrospect. Now a bunch of guys who played in renowned black metal bands (Enslaved, Aeturnus, Hades Almighty) think they have to pay tribute to this genre, and they fail miserably. It’s not enough to know the form, you need to have content too! Bourbon Flame are not only inspired by bands like Mötley Crüe, W.A.S.P. and Guns N' Roses, they even steal hooks from their songs, and that’s just intellectual theft. Only the shorter Get Liquoered shows the band from a more driving side, because the other eight tracks aim at five minutes, definitive too long, an indication of a certain hip lameness.

Especially Scandinavian bands have shown in the past that rock’n’roll is anything but dead, but these Norwegians had better get back to their black metal roots which they are certainly more apt at.

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