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Black Butterfly: The Bring Back Glam! Album Review

Los Angeles-based Buckcherry are back with a new album. Black Butterfly is available everywhere starting today. A mistake at a Washington, D.C. area record shop meant I was able to grab the disc early. Please believe Black Butterfly is a magnificent piece of Glam. In fact, Black Butterfly is easily Buckcherry’s best album to date. The release features these tracks:

Rescue Me
Tired Of You
Too Drunk...
Talk To Me
Child Called "It"
Don't Go Away
All Of Me
Imminent Bail Out

The songs on Black Butterfly are short, but they all pack a punch. I listened to the release about six times in a row before writing this review. With each listen, I found myself enjoying the album more and more.

You are probably already familiar with the song “Too Drunk…” After all, the band played it live all summer long on the Crue Fest tour and there is an official video supporting the song. Surprisingly, “Too Drunk…” is actually the weakest track on Black Butterfly. Yes, the album is just that good.

With this new album, Buckcherry provide a good mix of rock and sway. Sure, there are those familiar upbeat tempos with sleaze infused guitar parts. Then there are the marvelous slower tracks that show how the band has evolved over time.

Sometimes, bands decline in quality as fame comes knocking at their door. The exact opposite seems the case for Buckcherry. With 15 the band finally earned some hard-fought success. Beyond the platinum 15, it seems Buckcherry put forth more effort on Black Butterfly.

While I celebrate this entire release, I do have definite favorites on Black Butterfly. For my money, the strongest tracks are “Don't Go Away,” “Fallout,” “Imminent Bail Out” and “Rose.” In fact, “Rose” might be Buckcherry’s best single effort. It definitely has the traditional “Glam” sound of any song on Black Butterfly. A song about love, loss, music, the road – what else is there in rock n’ roll? Oh yeah, a great guitar solo. “Rose” has some good solo parts, too.

Please, do yourself a favor and buy Black Butterfly. Get the physical copy. Touch the liner notes. Read the lyrics.

Order a copy here.

Reader Comments (13)

thats awesome that u snagged it early i guess im gonna have 2 wait till 2morrow
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercrüe düde
It went on sale last Friday across stores in Toronto.
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpapa_rocker
I'm 110% in agreement with Allyson on this. After having discovered the album on VH1 The Leak last week, it's all I can listen to at work. I can hardly to go get a copy of this album for my very own. This band is so underrated. I agree Black Butterfly is a true on great, fun rock n' roll record. I also recommend you go to Rockline Radio and hear the replay from when the band was on last monday night. They perform 6 songs live right in the studio. Can't wait to see these guys back out on the road this fall. Go get you some Black Butterfly TODAY!!!
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Great review Ally...can't wait to go pick up this cd today!
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
For some reason, I could never get into Buckcherry.
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I hadnt heard of this album before now. I went to buy it off amazon, but I would have to wait 5-10 days for it to be delivered, and i just couldnt wait to sink my teeth into it. I'm buying it off i-tunes, and i'll let you know what i think of it.
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
I just got it today and am listening to it while I type this!!! So far, its great. ANd yes, "too drunk" is the worst song so far. But I said that when that song was released. That song kinda sucks! But like I said, its amazing so far. I will probably disagree with Allyson about this being their best album. 15 and Timebomb are GREAT records. But we will see. I will be back when I finish listening, lol.
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
right listened to the whole album....

I have to say, its very very good. Favourite songs:
Tired of You
Talk to me
Too Drunk
Dont Go Away
Rescue Me.

All of Me is very different, and very very good.

listening to it now actually.

Two songs which I thought were just bleurgh and disgusting:
Child Called It.

September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
I personally like 15 better...every song on that cd is rockin!
I listened to all the tracks on here, and three jumped out. (I actually like Too Drunk, and I also like Rose and Tired Of You)
I'm going to have to listen to it again, but so far I'd have to say Tired Of You is my favorite.
September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMakel
AMAZING got it the first day i could get it and AMAZING!
i first thought Tired Of You and Don't Go Away were the best but they all are and Cream is amazing and so is Child called "It"! but they all are iI'm currently listening to Talk To Me
September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
I agree Too Drunk is the weakest track the rest of the cd is great.
September 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter-T
I don't know what album you guys are listening to but this one is very mediocre....very average at best. I was really disappointed....
October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersam85
January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666

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