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Love N Revenge - 2015 Revenge & Love

ARTIST: Love N Revenge
ALBUM: Revenge & Love
LABEL: AMG/Universal
YEAR: 2015


LINEUP: Damon Kelly - voccals, guitar * Staffan Osterlind - guitars, vocals * Josh Gilbert - bass, vocals * Tommy John - drums, vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 It's Rock N Roll * 02 Get This Sucker Started * 03 Chicks Dig Rock N Roll * 04 Roxy Roller * 05 Get Me Outta This Hole * 06 Breathe * 07 I Like It * 08 Ready To Go * 09 Can't Save Me * 10 Rest Of Time * 11 Don't Walk Away * 12 Suffocation * 13 Long Way To Rock



I'll admit to knowing nothing about these guys when I first listened to this album, but ever since, Love N Revenge has been getting a heap of airplay on the GDM death-deck, such is its appeal. It was previously in the public domain as a digital file only, but now AMG/Universal have jumped on the bandwagon for an official release. Thank god for that, as 'Revenge 'N Love' is a fantastic album, styled in a glam metal/melodic hard rock sound, with pre-requisites such as a less rude Steel Panther and Reckless Love as contemporaries. You can't get any better than that surely? Damon Kelly some of you will recall is also involved with another melodic hard rock band called Rockarama, and his fellow LNR bandmates have delivered an exceptional set. 'Revenge N Love' the album was also previously released as a solo Damon Kelly album back in 2013, but not having heard that version, I'm unsure whether it's the same set of songs, or newer re-recorded versions. Nevertheless, let's deal with the current day situation with this particular album.

The Songs
The hot pace is set immediately thanks to 'It's Rock N Roll'. Where Accept's 'That's Rock N Roll' set a rabid pace decades ago, LNR tear up the strip in no uncertain terms. Party anthems abound throughout, starting with 'Get This Sucker Started'.. the boys are definitely ready for a party! You gotta love the sassy 'Chicks Dig Rock N Roll'. The ultimatum party metal statement, and true to a tee. This is one for Reckless Love fans for sure. 'Roxy Roller' is one of my fave tracks here and this easy-on-the-ear tune that just crawls across your headspace like Larry the Lounge Lizard! 'Get Me Outta This Hole' also sounds impressive. It has a quiet passage to start, then builds up into a glam flavoured hard rock contender. 'Breathe' comes at you like a Harem Scarem piece. There is a reason for that statement, which I'll explain below. 'I Like It' again explores that tandem Reckless Love meets Steel Panther groove. The guitar work from Staffan Osterlind is surely styled with that Los Angeles vibe! Osterlind continues serving up beautiful guitar riffs straight from the Satchell, George Lynch and Warren De Martini school of hard knocks, as tunes such as 'Ready To Go', Rest Of Time' and 'Don't Walk Away' and 'Suffocation' testify.

In Summary
Harem Scarem's Harry Hess has mastered this album, no wonder this sounds great! Though this is pigeon-holed in the glam market, it really is an album for guitar-players too. So if you like any of the other artists mentioned in this article, then this is as good a reason to investigate. Having spoken to Damon Kelly during the week about RNL, he says the CD is being resupplied by Universal in a few days. So get in while you can. Catch up with him on FB, and tell him George sent ya! In the meantime, LNR is on repeat-play. A fantasic album in that glam metal/melodic hard rock mould. A top ten CD for 2015? Absolutely!

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#1 | gdazegod on December 01 2015 08:53:54
Love N Revenge - 2015 Chicks Dig Rock N Roll
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#2 | gdazegod on December 01 2015 08:55:17
Love N Revenge - 2015 Get This Sucker Started
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#3 | gdazegod on December 01 2015 08:56:16
Love N Revenge - 2015 Get Me Outta This Hole
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#4 | gdazegod on June 19 2017 00:58:22
Strangely, this album has been repackaged in 2017 under the album title 'Karma'. It contains all of the songs from this 2015 effort. What is going on Mr Kelly?
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