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Barb Wire Dolls
Type: CD
Company: UDR
Release: 2016
Genre: Hard Rock
Reviewer: Eric Compton
A winning combination of punk, spunk and attitude
You are telling me this band is from Greece!?! I’m not buying it. This sounds like 70s era New York punk, maybe a hybrid of Ramones, Deborah Harry and that countless inspiration called NOSTALGIA. The Greeks have gained a ton of notoriety. Check this – signed to Motorhead Music, an off shoot of Warner /UDR. The act is represented by Lemmy’s manager Todd Singerman, booked by Motorhead’s camp. Hell they sold out the Roxy after an invite from KROQ’s Rodney Bingenheimer. This debut album was recorded at Sonic Ranch with Jay Baumgardner (Ugly Kid Joe, Sevendust). The stars have aligned, the red carpet has been vacuumed. What’s next? Well the band have to deliver the goods live and often. Based on this record the group are a valid new rock band that surely has enough energy and spunk to make the circuit fun and interesting. Highly recommended for punk fans, pure rock aficionados and fans of the finer things in life.

About this Writer:
Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.

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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