Dirty Rats – End In Tears (2019)

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After numerous line up changes which saw some excellent players and some complete nut jobs pass through the bands ranks, Dirty Rats are now a lean, mean and explosive 4 piece band pumping out some of the best new guitar driven rock, with a uniquely 80’s flavor, that you will hear today’.

This is a  part of  Dirty Rats presentation, totally agree with it as  Dirty Rats,  after  their good first album “Rock N Roll”, shows more powerful sounds in the brand new album “End in Tears” with thirteen brilliant tracks.
The album will be released on 13th December and it’s a pleasure to listen it in preview as I liked so much the first album.

Dirty Rats really shows that rough soul, typically rock, that distinguishes the style and can be heard in every single piece, starting from the opener “The Juice”. No frills, no fringe, just a ‘dirty’ sound that has characterized the band already in the first album and, that in this new record give the confirmation of a solid hard rock combo.

The Dirty Rats are ready to release their second full length album End in Tears on Friday, the 13th, December this year. End in Tears features 13 new hard driving original rock compositions from the songwriting team of Beovich/Rich, ranging from rock anthems to drinking songs and even some old school blues, just to shake things up a little. So, don’t fear Freddy but celebrate 13 Australian hard rock songs in the veins of AC/DC, Rose Tattoo but also influenced by Motorhead and even some punk rock.

Absolutely brilliant is  “Not Alone” in which the punk rock vein is intertwined with such catchy mood, good guitars and  choirs very well chosen.
“Hurts like a Mother” is such another excellent piece in which the voice is very strong and the hard rock is so solid and good.

“Bad Man” presents a rhythm created perfectly between Andy Thomson’ drums and  Jamie Beovich’ bass and, again Wayne can shows his voice that adapts perfectly to the style proposed, manages to show its rough side and always captivating.

Melodic is the nice “Suicide”, same as “When the Money Runs Out”.
A blues sound in the other catchy song “Everybody Bleeds”, a very brilliant piece, same endearing with a pure hard rock sound for “Rat Rock” but it’s with “Everybody Bleeds” and the closing “Rock Star” that this album will capture your interest with the brilliant Anthony Chapple on guitar, as it is in the entire album..

After their album “Rock N Roll”, I was really waiting for this new one and as I liked their first work, I was pretty sure the second work would not have disappointed me, remaining with my more than justified expectations.

Good band, good album, good rock, what else?
Welcome back Dirty Rats!

Review by Valeria Campagnale.

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