So I decided to take a dedicated listen to "Caught In Despair" last night - the new demo by Crashdiet. The song is a first taste of what the Swedish band sounds like with new singer Simon Cruz. The band popped the song up online in June and I listened then, but only half-heartedly. Since I'm getting really itchy for a new Crashdiet release, I dedicated to revisit the matter.
Here's what I think. "Caught in Despair" is a great demo. It's a little rough, but that's to be expected. Simon sure has a high voice - which is perfect for a Glam band! I love the riffs of the song - and great work by the rhythm section, too. Listen for the guitar solo!
Crashdiet just canceled a bunch of their shows because they are supposedly behind in the studio. I hope they hurry!
Crashdiet will headline the Rest in Sleaze festival February 6, 2010 in Stockholm. I suspect the band will also play a major European fest this summer - but that's just conjecture on my part.
If you haven't yet checked out the demo for "Caught in Despair," click the clip below. Let me know your thoughts. I've decided comparing Dave Lepard and Oliver Twisted and now Simon is futile since they are all so different. Agree?