Winter is coming and new Electric Six album has already came. It is called Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die and it is pretty strange they already didn’t name a song or an album like this. I can freely say that Electric Six is one of those bands that you either love or hate. That is the style in which they release their albums ‘ a little bit cold, a little bit warm. Now, they are stepping away from synth rock and getting closer to hard rock again.
Overall, new collection is what E6 was offering from the very beginnings – a powerful fun, great fun and sound influenced by Queen and other rock legends. Dick Valentine is an amazingly talented frontman because he still stands out with his kicking and screaming. He is the reason why everyone can easily recognize R6. Distinctiveness is also present on slower songs such as Take Another Shape.
Opening track Drone Strikes is killing everything in front of itself. It stands somewhere between Motorhead and The Darkness. The first real song that can easily become band’s classic is Kids Are Evil in which they talk about behavior of millennials. The track features whistles which give this song a very special vibe.
Slow Motion Man sounds like Duran Duran and A-Ha, catchy 80s retro. Big Red Arthur is an homage to Queen while creative peek is reached on Dime, Dime, Penny, Dime. It is like Elvis is playing in The Fratellis.
Bitch, Don’t Let Me Die didn’t bring anything new to the table but with so many records behind, it is hard to invent something groundbreaking new. Still, I felt matureness on this record because songs are often bigger than life. E6 radiates confidence.