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American Dream - Bang The Union 2004 Fastlane Records - Reviewed by: Psycho Sarah

Track Listing
1. Gone Again
2. On My Side
3. Tongue Tied
4. GTO
5. American Dream
6. Why we fight so much
7. Ten Years to life
8. On your knees
9. Addiction
10. Useless
11. Hang Em High
12. This is Rock and Roll
If you like rough, raw and dirty rock and roll, this is the band for you. They have been dubbed AC/DC clones, but they are amazing and have a sound style all their own.

Lead singer Billy Wrench sounds like Bon Scott, but that doesn’t make him Bon or them AC/DC for that matter. They have a southern kick-ass sound, which gives them a Dirty Looks, almost Skynard style. It's a pure, very strong rock and roll album full of everything that you could ask for like "Gone Again" which you could put down a few Jack & Cokes or a few beers to. Songs like “On My Side” and “Ten Years to Life” relate to the harder side of life and the track "Why We Fight So Much” relates to the softer side of life so much, it almost makes you want to call that old girlfriend up and apologize….I said almost.

I am in love with this album and it's not something that you'd hear everyday all overdone and overplayed. It's rock and roll like I remember it. They are playing the music that they believe in and they definately “get the music”. It’s the type of music that never gets old like a timeless work of art. They are bringing back Rock and Roll in a good way.

You can find clips of them at www.bangtheunion.com under the media section. They have tastes of three of the amazing songs on the disk and you can also purchase the full album. Trust me, you wont be disappointed if you like rock and roll like it was meant to be.

Bang The Union is off Fastlane records and can be located at www.bangtheunion.com

--Psycho Sarah 05.24.04


Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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American DreamBang The Union
2004
Psycho Sarah5/24/2004


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