mmm i can't imagine this to be good... the last releases already sucked and now without Hank...
Review is ok but to me it seems that the author didn't really grasp turbonegro. How and why should mediocre albums as scandinavian leather and Party animals be part of their classical phase? If there was a classical phase it ended 1999 with their first split.
And Turbonegro just about party?? If you see the later era as classical maybe, but before that (Ass cobra, Apocalypse Dudes) Turbonegro was a lot about intelligent provocation of conventions among their peer subcultures....
in my opinion they evolved from a band capable to transmit anger and cynical criticism in form of rock'n roll and party cliches mixed with raw and wild music to a band that uses these cliches as a mere gimmick with music that's a lot tamer than their image. They kind of became a bland parody of themselves, albeit still a quite good one: Especially their live shows remained epic!
Btw: nice dig Voivod! totally forgot about that band.
Great album in my opinion. After Apocalpyse dudes, Turbonegro shifted from a punk rock band to a glam metal joke of a band with Hank leading the band nowhere.
Tony is a great and fresh replacement. Turbonegro is making good rock n roll music again. Not quite punk like earlier albums, but it has a great 70s rock feel to it, with Turbonegro's themed lyrics and guitar riffs that (even if simple) no one can pull off like Euroboy.