Beth Blade & The Beautiful Disasters
Show Me Your Teeth

1. Secrets
2. Show Me Your Teeth
3. Give It All You’ve Got
4. On And On
5. You And I
6. Crazy
7. I Ain’t Got Nothin’ (If I Ain’t Got Rock N Roll)
8. Lost In You
9. Into The Light
10. 1974
11. Who Do You Love Now?
12. Jack And Coke

Beth Blade – Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Luke Gilmore - Lead Guitars
Sam Brain – Drums

Bad Habit (2017)



Released 2019-01-25
Reviewed 2019-04-11


Show Me Your Teeth is a strange to call your album, not a very good name I think. But the band thinks that it is and therefore they call their new album that, and they haven’t given it the most impressive artwork – the colour is pretty cool though, white is always nice. They are from Wales and this is their second release and it has been pretty well received, just like the predecessor and that seems fine, until I read why they are positive. The reviewers like it because it doesn’t think outside the box, because it sounds dated and things like that, not because it offers anything fresh or exciting. I think that is the same as praising fish for the ability to swim, Trump for being an ugly idiot or something equally meaningless – boring and unimaginative things aren’t good.

The album is classic hardrock with female vocals, it is catchy and with some hit potential but perhaps without the standout hit songs. The production is fairly typical of something of this genre, with decent sound and all that. The vocals are okay as well, fits the album I think. But there isn’t much imagination here so it will suit all those backwards music fans who don’t like to hear things they haven’t heard before. The songs are quite similar and it feels a bit repetitive and perhaps even a little bit long but also a solid production done according to format.

A decent album, solid effort but nothing really special and certainly not anything very fresh or creatively exciting, it is one more of those albums. I can name hundreds of bands that are similar and if I were to count them on my fingers I would probably need more fingers than there are inhabitants in the town where I live. But while it may not be exciting it is rather solid and has no major weakness, other than the lack of ideas. But while there are no major flaws, neither are there any real strength and the album is quite fast forgotten and I highly doubt that it will make much of an impression on the world of music.

In the end I think this is a pretty fun release and it will probably not be too disappointing to anyone into the rockier music. It works quite well but I doubt that it will make a lasting impression; I would claim that there are much better female fronted rockers out there and none of them asks you to show your teeth.





Label: Off Yer Rocka Recordings
Three similar bands: Halestorm/The Amorettes/Kiss

Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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