Buckcherry
Confessions


2.5
average

Review

by Alex Beebe USER (126 Reviews)
February 20th, 2013 | 17 replies


Release Date: 02/19/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: There’s a notable amount of melody, but not enough to outweigh the usual sleaze.

Confessions has two album covers. There’s an outer cover that resembles an old bible that once opened, reveals the “true” album artwork: a shoddy tattoo design of a cross drenched in blood streaming down from the crown of thorns that tops it. If the name “Confessions” wasn’t enough of a hint, then both of the album artworks should indicate that Confessions is a heavily Christian themed album for Buckcherry, something that the L.A. hard rock band has yet to embrace.

That’s not to say that Buckcherry have cleaned up their act in an attempt to trade in their sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ outlook for a Christian lifestyle. Confessions isn’t lacking in the gratuitous amounts of raunchy themes that Buckcherry are best known for bluntly displaying. Half of the thirteen songs on Confessions may be named after the seven deadly sins, but most likely for ironic intentions, Buckcherry glorifies each of these sins throughout the album, churning out the same knuckleheaded GNR impersonations they’ve been doing for years, except this time around the songs feel a little bit more conceptual, and slightly more like self-parody.

It’s good that Buckcherry are now just consistently trying to write songs for the sake of good racy fun, and not attempting to be taken seriously when tackling serious issues like they did with child abuse on their 2008 album Black Butterfly. However, this is yet another Buckcherry album where there really isn’t much of anything to recommend to anyone who isn’t already a fan of Buckcherry. Those who are fans of Mötley Crüe, KISS, AC/DC and the general sound of classic glam metal and simple hard rock will certainly be enticed by Confessions, but that’s a dwindling demographic as it is.

Longtime fans will know what to expect. Confessions is 80% uninspired hard rock that can sound pretty desperate at times, but has enough meat on its bones and blood coursing through its veins to, in the very least, put the band on a level above the one-dimensional likes of Hinder. The other 20% is comprised of an increased dosage of melodies from frontman Josh Todd, which are a welcome departure from the hoarse wailing he exhibits on the washed up strip club background tunes, but while it helps make Confessions no worse than the typical Buckcherry album, it’s really not enough to make it any better.



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breakingthefragile
February 20th 2013


2961 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Listening to this album is about as exciting as sitting in a strip-joint at like, 11:00 am.

demigod!
February 20th 2013


44715 Comments


most obnoxious band ever


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bach
February 20th 2013


12889 Comments


Lol

buckCherry
Chuck Berry

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breakingthefragile
February 20th 2013


2961 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Hahahaha what a story.

DirtBagDan
February 20th 2013


582 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

great review dude really summed up the album well

BigPleb
February 20th 2013


36979 Comments


Dude needs to get good tattoos instead covering himself with shit

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DirtBagDan
February 20th 2013


582 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

lol that's true

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
February 20th 2013


3469 Comments


dude you brought up a totally new point in the last sentence

not a good idea

Decent review otherwise, though, I'll give more detailed criticism later.

dannyboy89
February 20th 2013


12026 Comments


Nice review. Probably not my kinda band, since I don't like GN'R that much (and these guys seem similar to them).

skoopy48
February 20th 2013


1533 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Did not like this one bit. Was able to enjoy a few of fifteen's songs but this is lacking

talesfromthevagina
February 20th 2013


222 Comments


artwork is awful

skoopy48
February 20th 2013


1533 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I like this one better

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/73/BuckcherryConfessionsOuter.jpg

jtswope
February 22nd 2013


2350 Comments


I've never been a Buckcherry fan...at all. Nice review.

PumpkinLord45
March 8th 2013


7 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Buckcherry? lol!

Cygnatti
March 30th 2013


21353 Comments


This is only slightly better than the new Bon Jovi.

demigod!
March 30th 2013


44715 Comments


awful band

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
March 14th 2014


2892 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Do U Wanna Get a Fist So Hard!?
I'm Gonna Show Ya Who's In Charge!?
I'LL SHOW U YA FUCKEN FUCHAAAR!!!

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