Fifth album from LA rockers Buckcherry sees them at the top of their game... A right dirty dose of LA rocking is in order courtesy of Buckcherry, and boy, is it great to have them back! Fifth studio album ‘All Night Long’ is cock sure and up for action via a slew of swaggering tracks that’ll lodge themselves in the grey matter and refuse to budge. ‘Dead’ is loaded with attitude via driving guitars and Josh Todd’s whiskey-swilled vocal is as gritty as ever, while the emotion-laden ‘I Want You’ provides a real lighters-up sing-along moment.
Buckcherry crank out slick, sleazy repackagings of Aerosmith and AC/DC, then reach for redemption with sensitive modern-rock odes to love and hope on All Night Long. They’ve been doing it for more than a decade, sometimes pretty competently (see: ”Crazy Bitch” and ”Sorry” from 2006’s 15). But their fifth disc is a formulaic whiff, from the hammy more-cowbell bacchanal ”All Night Long” to the brain-dead ”Kumbaya” moment ”Our World.” C+ Download These:Boogie-thrash jammer Recovery at amazon.comStomping ’80s-metal blowout It?s A Party at amazon.com See all of this week’s reviews .