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The Unattractive Revolution

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2007 at 08:24AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments18 Comments

unattractive.jpgCrashdiet will release their next album The Unattractive Revolution next month on Universal/Stockholm Records.

I have the CD and it is killer.

Only Bring Back Glam! can bring you the track listing, so here it is:

 

 

 

1) In the Raw
2) Like a Sin
3) Falling Rain
4) I Don’t Care (featuring Mick Mars of Motley Crue)
5) Die Another Day
6) Alone (featuring Mick Mars of Motley Crue)
7) Thrill Me
8) Overnight
9) XTC Overdrive
10) Bound to be Enslaved
11) The Buried Song

As many know Crashdiet suffered a major blow after original singer Dave Lepard committed suicide in early 2006. The remaining members opted to disband, but later rejoined forces and invited Finnish vocalist H. Olliver Twisted into the fold.

Twisted has a unique voice and brings a completely different sound to the sleaze genius that is Crashdiet. There’s something about this Swedish band that puts them so far ahead of their contemporaries: the songwriting is better, the musicianship is better, the entire package is just better.

Immediate standout tracks are “Falling Rain” and “Alone.” Both songs use interesting tempo changes providing a nice juxtaposition for the thematic quality of each track. Of course, absolutely blazing guitar solos don’t hurt either.

Mick Mars of Motley Crue lent his guitar prowess to the band, and his playing is top notch on both “I Don’t Care” and “Alone.” If Crashdiet are working to make exquisite glam guitar solos their calling card, then asking Mr. Mars to hop a plane to Sweden was a wise move.

Twisted proves he can harmonize with the rest of the band on “Overnight.” A deep bass line is present here, adding an extra layer of depth to an already gritty song. “Overnight” is a song with a big chorus, but very jarring lyrics. Crashdiet are smart songwriters and understand the importance of wordplay when creating top notch lyrics. Also, the song features an excellent guitar solo by Martin Sweet. He is so good he deserves a spot on the cover of Guitar World. It’s time to invite the lovely Swedes to the U.S. -- I know I would embrace them with open arms.

Finally, I also have a proof of the liner notes. The book is beautifully dark, a perfect match for the music. Crashdiet’s debut Rest in Sleaze is one of the best glam releases ever recorded. For The Unattractive Revolution the band clearly decided to move in a more Metal direction, and it works: the songs are sonically amazing, but downright dirty. Don’t except to hear as many pop-oriented hooks as on Rest in Sleaze; Twisted has a different voice than Lepard and edgier tunes work best with Crashdiet 2.0.

Crashdiet are offering a pre-sale promotion for The Unattractive Revolution. If you order through www.crashdiet.org the band will sign your disc.

Here’s the video for “In the Raw,” the first single from The Unattractive Revolution.


 

***Suggested reading “Back on Trakk: Interview with Crashdiet drummer Eric Young” (June 27, 2007)

Reader Comments (18)

I believe a preorder is in order.....

I have been looking forward to this one!
I've only recently come across Crashdiet but like what I've heard so far. Yet another album to add to the ever expanding 'must buy' list...
September 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCinnamon
Ok maybe not... at over $20.00 U.S., I may have to wait until this hits distribution.
I can't wait to get a hold of this one!

I love "In The Raw", and from what you said, it sounds like another GREAT album by CrashDiet!
September 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Crashdiet is bad ass.... The new CD from what I heard rocks. It is refreshing to finally hear something good instead of the same diluted bands that they seem to love to pump out here in the US. $20.00US or not. Buy that shit!
September 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKing Killah
* okey.. In the raw are so fucking good. i whait in jonkoping so you know.. i love CrashDiët (`´) see you in Jonkoping :D \/
September 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAllle *
Unfortunately news comes today that H.Oliver Twisted, the lead vocalist for CrashDiet has left the band. TWO FREAKIN' WEEKS before the new CD is to be released. WOW!
September 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou.
Sweet Lou and everyone --

It is still a rumor that Twisted has quit Crashdiet.

--Allyson
September 21, 2007 | Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford
No-one has left the band. The tour is on. The album will be released in time. ...and so the show goes on....

Thanks for the great review btw.... you guyz rock.

//LONDON
September 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPeter London //CRASHDÏET
The new single, is so fucking good.
I really hope the band gets to the top with this album :)
September 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterVince
I do hope it's a rumour. This band is too damn good, it would be a shame if it were true.
Sweet Lou.
September 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou.
Crash Diet Are Just Amazing! The New Line-Up Is Just Too Good To Be True! Olli's Voice Is Increadible And Peter, Martin And Eric Have All Realy Improoved Since The Last Album. Anyhow I Kind Of Miss Dave's Voice And Riffs, It Feels Like Something Is Missing.

Rest In Sleaze - Dave Lepard
September 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAlex
Swedish fans should drop by Bengans in Stockholm on Drottninggatan 20 on Oct 3rd (same day as the record's released). Crashdiet will be there to sign the cd!
September 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBengans
crash diet,is now where guns`n roses was when they released appetite for destruction.in other words they are going to take over the whole world.
and i am gonna be there on their concerts over andover again.
i have been a heavy,hard,glam rocking man for 40 years
and have never had wrong about a upkoming heavymetalgroup,i will say it again,crash diet isnt gonna be big,they gonna be the biggest f''''glam/metal group ever
tattoodekan
September 29, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdekan
Crashdiet it is awsome !! In argentina this cd never gonna be released because peole listen britney spears and shakira and this people SUCKS !! and we have to pay 43USD for his Import cd , and you know what... worth every f*uking dollar
I cant wait , for this .

Supersixx , Buenos Aires Argentina
September 29, 2007 | Unregistered Commentersupersixx
Holy crap...hearing Crashdiet is like discovering Skid Row in 1988. Except this time there is nothing like this on MTV...I had to stumble on this obscure blog.

There's a huge market inefficiency here that some enterprising soul could drive a truck through...MTV utterly clueless about music like this...reduced to essentially a reality TV channel.
October 5, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterantera
You guys rocks, see u on Sticky Fingers 19/10...
Cheers
October 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPirre
My autographed copy of the Unattrative Revolution arrived yesteray.

Best album of 2007!
October 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHaydenmonkey

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