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:
Tired Of You
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.