Satan Takes a Holiday

1.Good Cop Bad Cop
2. The Beat
3. Ladder To Climb
4. Get You Girl
5. Iron Pipe
6. More Is More
7. Born At Night
8. Queen Mother
9. Love Me Like I Love Me
10. Why Don’t We Do It In the Road?
11. Wrinklay

Fred Burman – guitar, lead vocals
Johannes Lindsjöö – bass guitar, vocals
Danne McKenzie - drums, backing vocals

Satan Takes A Holiday (2009)
Who Do You Voodoo (2012)
Animal Man Woman (2014)



Released 2017-02-24
Reviewed 2017-04-06


despotz records

Sometimes even Satan takes a holiday and when he does he becomes a trio of Swedish musicians playing some straightforward garage rock with energy and emotion. This is the fourth album of the trio and it is called Aliens, perhaps the trio are also aliens and the title reflects that because the music isn’t particularly alien or otherworldly. But it is some good stuff and it will probably appeal to a fairly sizeable audience.

Simple and easy to take in garage rock is what these guys are offering, short and sweet with eleven tracks that takes around 30 minutes to play through. Rough sound and good energy are other things I come to think of when listening to this album, I also think that it is good that it isn’t longer than it is because there isn’t much depth in there, what you hear the first time you listen is what you get – the album don’t really grow on you or anything as it is simple enough to know from the first note.

And while it is good it is not an album that stands up to much scrutiny, it becomes a bit tiresome after a few plays. Sure you can’t deny that the opener is a good track and that the third track Ladder to Climb is a rather great track but other than that it is tracks one grow tired of pretty quickly.

So, in a fairly short review we can conclude that Satan Takes a Holiday puts together a rather strong but ultimately forgettable album before Satan becomes himself and returns to work doing some great evil things.




Label: Despotz Records
Three similar bands: Royal Republics/White Stripes/The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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