Midnight Chaser-Rough and Tough
With cover art that looks like that how could you not get a little excited about the music tucked neatly inside? Following in the footsteps of their superb 2010 self-titled EP, this new album finds the Bay-Are's own Midnight Chaser laying down an invitation to come to the party and tear the mother down! Now these guys cite their influences as everything ranging from 70’s Judas Priest, Motorhead and Deep Purple to the harder edge of ZZ TOP and even the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. As retro-worship goes these guys have got the goods and man if I wouldn't list Thin Lizzy and Kiss as obvious influences as well. In other words there isn't 1% modern metal to be found on this album. This is throw-back heavy metal with obvious late seventies/early eighties love. That all serves as a lethal combination and on the aptly titled "Rough and Tough" Midnight Chaser don't hold back. If anybody dares tell you that no-frills hard metal is dead then throw this bad mother on. This is no-nonsense party rock the likes of Sammy Haggar fronting Motorhead at a gathering of Hell's Angels. Dig it.