Having been growing in the rock scene for the last few years, American trio of brothers Radkey have been making a name for themselves as one of guitar music's more promising new bands. They released EPs 'Cat & Mouse' and 'Devil Fruit' in 2013, and both showed them to be a band that know how to write distortion filled riffs that pack a punch and a good hook that sticks in your head. Now their debut full length 'Dark Black Makeup' is upon us and sees Radkey grow even stronger.
Things get off to a thrilling start with the raw, galloping riffs of the title track featuring droning vocals that channel Jim Morrison and Danzig. Immediately electrifying. The chorus is very infectious with bouncy grooves and catchy rhymes. It sounds like it could have soundtracked 80s cult vampire film 'Lost Boys' the way the lyrics talk about 'waking these kids up' and 'capes and dark black makeup', not to mention the anthemic, fist-pumping vibe.
Next we have 'Romance Dawn' which starts cool with easy going guitar stabs, but the sudden upsurge in tempo is a dance-worthy adrenaline shot.
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