Dangerous Curves S/T EP Review.

The release’s cover is reminesent of Motley Crue’s Shout at the Devil and Poison’s Look What The Cat Dragged In. A great homage to their heroes.

Sleaze metal. Australia. Do these words make sense to you? Maybe not anymore, considering the demise of two of the bands at the forefront, Pyromance and the Gunn Show, but Dangerous Curves are bringing it back, relatively new to the scene, the band has wasted know time in already signing and leaving a management deal, recording a demo and an EP doing countless shows and has also been making a name for themselves in the underground sleaze scene, which was home to the previous two bands mentioned as well as many older bands such as the 90s kings Candy Harlots.

The band’s influence list isn’t anything exactly new. But the way these ideas are melted are. You can hear KISS, Poison, Steel Panther, Guns N’ Roses and pretty much every other 80s metal band.

The thing that sets Dangerous Curves apart from most of these other bands are vocalist Kym Britten and Cam Shoobert’s guitar riffs. Britten is a much cleaner singer than around 90% of sleaze singers out there these days, and Shoobert’s guitar parts are more technical and heavier than half of what most other guitarists are doing. Missing from most ‘commerical’ sleaze is the background vocals. The background vocals aren’t very high in the mix, and that’s a disappointment.

The EP is a solid mix of songs that are great to put on at a party or if you’re alone. I’ve played this EP at least twice a week since receiving it. A favourite release of 2016.

You can get the EP and march here: https://dangerouscurves.bandcamp.com/merch

8.5/10.

Text copyright Jakam Kourasanis 2016.

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