Release Date: Sep 23, 2016
Record label: Spinefarm Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Hard Rock
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss Four albums in and utterly unsullied by sophistication, Airbourne continue to plough a familiar furrow as viscerally irresistible as it is cerebrally indefensible. ADVERTISINGinRead invented by Teads With each track’s feral combination of barbed-wire riffs, alcohol-numbed throat savagery, crotch-level bass and propulsive, pounding beats, your better judgement simply rolls its eyes as your feet drag you helpless to the dance floor. .
Airbourne don’t get any less ridiculous on their fourth album, nor any more sophisticated. While Joel O’Keeffe insists he’s breakin’ outta hell on the title track, by the sixth song he can feel himself “slipping into hell’s door”. Entendre barely reaches the level of double – “When I was a boy, I played with my toy, every single day, ooh it was a joy,” insists Down on You, a celebration of cunnilingus that might as well be called I Really Like Cunnilingus.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Back with their forth album, Airbourne’s latest release once again sees the Australian hard-rockers dish up classic ’80s-style rock ‘n’ roll anthems that share more than a passing resemblance to the likes of fellow Aussie party starters AC/DC.‘Rivalry’ and ‘Get Back Up’ are full of gruff vocals and gang-chants. Elsewhere, the title track and ‘When I Drink I Go Crazy’ offer the kind of ripping solos that the four-piece have become known for.Admittedly, it’s easy to sneer at this album for its lack of diversity, but it’s a tried and tested formula.