(7/10) If the world needs another AC/DC clone is a question you need to answer for yourself. Anyhow, 42 Decibel (the name is based on a line in AC/DC's "Let There be Rock") is more than inspired by the Australian hardrock dinosaur and even though you will find many cross-references to the rockers from Down Under 42 Decibels does a good job. But let's start at the beginning.
Buenos Aires, the hometwon of the four guys, is well-known for tango. This kind of music fits perfect to the melancholic vibe that enwraps the entire city. But the Argentinian capitol is more than that. The city is based on so many influences that brings a lot of different creative outsputs up to surface. And considering the fact that the heat during the summer period has something in common with the Australian desert, it's not a big surprise that blues-based hardrock found some roots in Buenos Aires too.
42 Decibels released their debut in 2013. "Hard Rock'n'Roll" is the well-chosen name and the four-piece has their second album up and running since a few days. "Rolling in town" is the second strike, containing 10 hardrock numbers that are packed with power.
The songs are somewhere between fast and puny like "Rude and Fast", groovy and bluesy ("Midnight Teaser") and slow and easy as on "Smooth Talker".
This album makes a lot of fun. Again, AC/DC and Rose Tattoo might be a bit too present here and there but in the end "Rolling in Town" is a well-crafted and passionate rock'n'roll album.
- Can't Keep Control
- Short Fused
- Ruade and Fast
- Drop of Booze
- Burning Down the Road
- Eye of the Hawk
- Down the Hatch
- Midnight Teaser (Evil Woman)
- Cold Steel Rider
- Smooth Talker
Release date EU: September 18th, 2015