Sound — 8
Crashdiet are, effectively, an 80s revival band. A group part of a growing number of bands dedicating themselves to recreating the sound of the 80s Sunset Strip. Think Motley Crue, Skid Row and Guns N' Roses, aswell as bands like Poison, Cinderella and Bon Jovi. However while they carry the sound and the message of the 80s strongly, they are still terrific musicians in their own right, and should not be mistaken for another set of low-rate clones. Rest In Sleaze's 10 tracks display an enthusiastic young band in their musical prime.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics blend well with the sound of the music, and (speaking as someone with no vocal experience) the phrasing seems well timed and spot on. Fairly standard sort of lyrical themes (taking charge, enjoying life, partying, dealing with stardom), slightly cheesy at times but fortunately the band doesn't take itself too seriously. Dave Lepard's gritty, sometimes powerful voice is set off well by the fast, yet melodic backing of his 3 band mates.
Overall Impression — 9
Being quite a fan of the growing number of modern sleaze/glam bands, I rank this as one of the greatest albums you'll find. Unfortunately the bands only album with the late Dave Lepard, but worth every penny for 10 terrific tracks. Best songs: Knokk 'Em Down, Bakk On Trakk, It's A Miracle, Queen Obscene/69 Shots & Riot In Everyone. If this album were stolen/lost, I'd definately shell out sufficient funds to grab another copy.