fredag 22. august 2014

22082014 - The Last Internationale "We Will Reign"

Who are The Last Internationale? Where the hell did they come from all of a sudden? Most importantly, where has vocalist Delila Paz been, and how come she's not the biggest star on the planet already? With a voice so full of blues, soul and pure rock that she makes Chrissie Hynde sound like a whimpering kitten in comparison, she leads the band through a collection of songs that hit EVERY. GODDAMN. NERVE! in my body, fill me with joy, make me want to pump both fists in the air whilst playing air guitar (do you know how difficult that is?) and just generally is the soundtrack to being the coolest cat walking down the street in a black leather jacket and blue jeans! As for covering Burt Bacharach's "Baby It's You", it's like the guy said - if you're gonna do it, do it right! And they do. Boy, do they ever! Mentioning highlights amongst their own songs would almost just be writing a list of all album tracks, but opener "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Indian Blood" is a total exercise in coolness, "Devil's Dust" is a gorgeous semi-ballad and closer "1968" is a raunchy stomp, leaving you wanting more like a lover in heat! I could list twice as many, but why don't you just stop reading and start checking out the album yourself? Oh, and did I mention that their drummer has been around for a little while? Yup, it's Mr. Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Black Sabbath fame. Delila is still the star, though! No, wait a minute - the entire band is the star, and they will definitely reign!

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