The Dead Daisies are about to light things up in a big way with their latest and fourth studio album “Burn It Down.”  Recorded in Nashville with producer Marti Frederiksen,  the record is an absolute master class in 70’s era classic rock.

With crunching bluesy riffs, sick leads, and shout out choruses,  the album is a rock fan’s dream.  Guitarists David Lowy and Doug Aldrich go full throttle on the album opener “Resurrected” and the thundering rock anthem “Rise Up”  with bassist Marco Mendoza and drummer Deen Castronovo keeping a driving pace throughout especially on the title track.  There are some fantastic blues riffs  with the slinky, sinuous feel of  “What Goes Around” and the slow groove of “Can’t Take It With You.”  Frontman John Corabi’s distinctive vocals shine throughout whether he’s belting it out on the fast paced “Leave Me Alone” or smoldering on the slow burn of “Set Me Free.”  A nice surprise is a powerful cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Bitch,” full of sass and attitude.

The Dead Daisies are back on the attack giving us a soon to be classic with a fresh, modern feel.  Grab this one today , crank it up and “Burn It Down” Dead Daisies style.

 

 

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.