The glam scene in Sweden continues to churn out quality new bands for the hard rock masses to check out. The band Leaded Fuel has the image that will send your memories of the 80’s glam metal scene on the Sunset Strip into a tailspin.
What I like about Leaded Fuel is they don’t come out sounding exactly like peers in bands like Hardcore Superstar, Crash Diet or Crazy Lixx. They have a sound that is one part 80’s sleaze metal, one part Ramones style punk, and a hint of 70’s glam. The guitar riffs and style remind me of Appetite era Guns N’ Roses, and yet, their sound is different enough without sounding like a rip off.
Your enjoyment of Inhale and Get Pale will probably depend on your appreciation of those fore mentioned acts. I have to admit that Liz Lascivious’ vocals are an acquired taste. Personally, I like his sound, as it is quite different from so many of the acts coming out of Sweden as of late.
Inhale and Get Pale is somewhat of a grower. I didn’t immediately take to this one the first spin. Successive listens uncovered a few gems on this disc, and I find myself liking this more with each play. This music is raw, sleazy, and most importantly, good!!
Give Leaded Fuel a chance, and I think you will like what you hear. You can check them out on their myspace page. You can but their new CD, from Costa Ovest Records at this link.
1. Leaded Fuel
2. Dirty Bitch Boogie
3. Southern Belle
4. Max Rear Traction
5. 231 Miles
6. Hotstage Situation
7. Yeah! You Bother Me
8. Side Effects
9. Rip It Up
10. The Way We Are
Leaded Fuel is:
Liz Lascivious – Leading Vocals
John Priest – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Dallas Chrome – Lead Guitars
Andy Jones – Bass, Backing Vocals
Iron Kongo – Drums