I have been waiting quite a while now for the debut album from Killer Clan of F.U.N. Some time ago I listened to a couple of demo tracks that sounded interesting, but it was hard to say in which direction they were going. So, finally, a week ago, after waiting more than a year, I finally got to listen to the album. And it was a complete surprise to me.
Their road had taken them to an album that was full of vibrating rock’n'roll, right out to it’s fingertips. A guitar riff party that made me jump up and down and join Maniac Daniels, screaming and singing. The references is hailing down over me, like for example Motley Crue, Accept, Guns’n'Roses, Aerosmith, Rainbow, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and many others. Yet they don’t sound like anyone else.
Maniac launches like a loose Scud missile and sometimes makes me feel that Beastie Boys finally has taken over a hard rock band. Bedlam sprays his guitars all over and distinctivly hammers rock’n'roll into my soul. Guitars that leans forwards in their energy and almost threaten to nuke my room. At the same time the voice of the blues echoes within the music, through the feeling and with the help from Maniac’s harmonica.
Luckily they give me some breathing space now and then, as sparkling acoustic guitars appears, Maniac shows a surprisingly broad register and everything is just glued together.
Listen more on Killer Clan of F.U.N.’s Myspace page, where you also can order their album.