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Doomfoxx - Doomfoxx - 2005 - Armageddon Music

Track Listing
1. Pure Platinum
2. Piece Of Me
3. Look Ma No Hands
4. Boyfriend
5. My Beautiful Friends
6. Schoolboy Adonis
7. Ginger Rose
8. Sweetheart Of The Troops
9. Drugs
10. Abandon All Hope
11. Girls Like You
12. Rock 'N' Roll Show
Retro rock is back in a big way. While absolutely terrible bands like The Darkness and White Stripes are probably the leaders of this rock revolution, it is the really great bands like Danko Jones, Mother Misery, Crash Diet, and Overloaded that seem to be swimming just off the main shoreline. They aren't getting the respect or the audience that they deserve, and I really find that disheartening. I enjoy this bare bones, stripped down rock and roll attitude, and I appreciate the great effort that goes into being "retro rock". Simple is sometimes better, and that is really what you get with these types of bands. It makes music fun and enjoyable again, and that is much needed in this time of angry, hardcore mosh pits.

Australia's Doomfoxx joins the dance hall with their debut record for Armageddon Music. It is a bit odd to see a rock band on this label, but lately Armageddon has shown some interest in the hard rock genre (Victory comes to mind). With Doomfoxx the band present to us pure party attitude. Don't get confused, this is NOT polished, slicked up hard rock. No, this is rock and roll that really pre-dates that L.A. Sunset Strip sound. Doomfoxx is probably more in line with the likes of Ted Nugent, Cheap Trick, and AC/DC. The band are about simple, catchy guitar hooks with sex, booze, and party vibes with their songwriting. The band really do this sound justice, offering up twelve great cuts highlighted by rockers "Piece Of Me" and "Schoolboy Adonis". On top of the great music, the band has a great sense of humor!


--EC 12.23.05
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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 MaximumMetal.com 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.

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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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