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Salems Lott, Salems Lott (self-released)




Salems Lott, Salems Lott (self-released)
CD Reviews: January 15, 2015

01/15/15
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Salems Lott, Salems Lott (self-released)

There’s only one reason I never talk about hair-metal in this space: it’s just so totally dead, isn’t it? It’s still big in Japan and Hollywood, of course, the latter of which is home to this quartet, but what could hair-metal use to, you know, um, “rise up” and, um, “slay the masses” to “take its rightful place at the blah blah blah” again? The answer is simple: parrots! Visually, these guys are riding the wave of the Japanese “virtual Kei” movement, lots of makeup and crazy-high hairspray and whatnot — the plumes on top of their heads are just huge, ladies and gentlemen, like they’d win prizes if they were actual parrots instead of humans. But since they’re humans, they can’t rely on humans to just hand-feed them birdseed and water; they have to earn their food, through labor, and their stock-in-trade is microwaved Wasp-like heavy metal, sort of like Motley Crue but debatably better. At least the singing is better, you can say that for sure; the singer sounds like a cross between Blackie Lawless and the guy from Accept, so that’s good, isn’t it? This is their first EP, their hair is huge and they might be a big thing this year. Stay tuned for further developments. C+ Eric W. Saeger





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