The Accidents – Poison Chalice LP

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There’s only one country where this high-octane rock ‘n’ roll rollercoaster could have been produced, and that’s Sweden. Some of these guys played in Voice Of A Generation before, and I assume they are all quite in their thirtees at least. They released six 7 inches before and a full-length, but this is their first release on Swedish premier punklabel Burning Heart.

Put this album in your player, make sure to crank up the volume, close your eyes and get ready for a super-speedy bumpy ride without fringes. This is smoking rock ‘n’ roll with a lot of punkattitude. Think of a mixture of ferocious New Bomb Turks, Danko Jones rockpower and Ramones 3 chords topped with a mature voice and the occcasional backings, clappings and a thrilling 3 second guitarsolo from time to time.

I kinda like the recent evolution of bands that grab back to the simplicity of music with bands like Teenage Bottlerocket (why haven’t I reviewed their album which is the best that came out in 2005 yet?) and Chixdiggit in the back of my mind. Although this sounds totally different again, it’s in that same uncomplicated trend that The Accidents do their Rock ‘n’ Roll thing. If you’re somewhat bored as I am with the current amount of screamo – emo – indie punk that is coming out, here’s a good remedy to get your mood back up where it should be. I can only imagine what a live show with this band could mean.

Best Song: Poison Chalice
Rating: 88%
Written by: Hein Terweduwe

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