Buckcherry are the new saviors of good time rock n roll. Time Bomb is the follow up to their wildly successful debut CD and once again Buckcherry has recorded a CD full of sweat and attitude worthy of the first bad boys of the new millennium tag. When you hear a Buckcherry track, there is no doubt who recorded the song.
Buckcherry has been successful in walking that thin line of being modern yet traditional at the same time. The band is able to attract fans of older Aerosmith, Guns N Roses and Motley Crue and yet seem cool to the trendy rock fans of today. Josh Todd’s colorful lyrics are as nasty as their previous CD (be aware that there are clean and explicit versions of the CD available in stores) with P0RNO STAR being the most nasty of the bunch as it swaggers along with Todd’s venomous vocals spitting out the raunchiest lyrics this side of the late El Duce and the Mentors. Lead single Ridin’ is a fast paced rocker, not as immediate as Lit Up was from the first CD but the song quickly wraps its roots around you. Title track Time Bomb has the early Rolling Stones / Aerosmith assertiveness about it that makes the band so pleasurable to listen to in these times of borish corporate rock like Creed.
Keith Nelson and Yogi continue to provide an immediately unique guitar sound that separates the band from their past influences and contemporaries. Uptempo tracks such as Underneath, Slit My Wrists, Whiskey In The Morning, Slamin’ and Fall are all full of the previously mentioned signature guitar riffs and hard rocking attitude. The untitled closing track (13) is a definitely not typical of the rest of the CD as it features a piano and Josh Todd’s vocals only. The song could be the false lure to a broader audience that Love Is On The Way was for Saigon Kick and Sweet Child O’ Mine was for Guns N Roses only for people to get the shock of their lives from the rest of the disc.
Another great release from Buckcherry just in time for summer cruising with the windows down and the stereo cranked!