New Damage Records
The return of Danko Jones comes with great timing, challenging a music scene that is overrun by shoeless, whistling and clapping hipster bands. Their new release Fire Music cuts through the crap and brings headbanging back to center stage, leaving jaws on the floor and moshpits raging. The opening track “Wild Woman” kicks you in the gut by ramming HUGE guitar riffs down your throat, along with crushing basslines and monster drum beats. Lead man Danko Jones delivers in spades with wicked power behind his vocals and gripping lyrics, while pulling off guitar heroics on every song. The band’s AC/DC simplicity is what keeps your attention; there’s no fancy soloing or trickery, it’s just vicious hard rock that’s easy to listen to. “Piranha” exemplifies the power this band can unleash. The song has shades of Motorhead with bloodcurdling screams and crushing drums. The chorus is like an H-Bomb that will decimate your speakers while D.J.screams “She’s a Piranha.” “Gonna Be A Fight Tonight” is definitely one of the bigger tunes on the album and is hit-single worthy; it’s a hard rock anthem of the highest order. This song could be played for Hockey Night In Canada or before a UFC match, and the video game industry will likely scoop it up before long. For anyone into shit-kicking hard rock, Danko Jones’ Fire Music is a MUST!
– Andre Skinner (Twitter @andreskinner)
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: DANKO JONES – FIRE MUSIC