The more or less punk influence of the release is set aside for a modern rock punk version like System of a Down was so good at at the start of this century.
With a cover, a naughty version of a fairly recent Red Hot Chili Peppers album, that surprised me somewhat because of this RCHP connotation. Musically the bands are miles apart. Tusky holds no bars and goes full out. Simply because it can.
As should be known by now, Tusky is a band that rose from the ashes of John Coffey. Where I could not really listen to that band's songs, Tusky plays the right notes for me. I don't mind loud songs at all, but do mind a lack of (good) melodies. Tusky has them aplenty. In between the onslaught the band creates within its songs, there's always room for a melody and a surprise or twist in the song. And, yes, that was why I liked SoaD so much at the time. As the total madness between the two Armenian-American singers can never be fully replicated comparisons stop there and rightly so. Tusky is a power in its own right.
|Promo photo: Maxime Scharrenberg|
Whatever you would like to call it, to me this is 21st century rock the way I like it. So keep it coming, gentlemen.
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