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Confess – Burn Em’ All

We’re not too sure what they’re putting in the water over there in Scandinavia but here we are again with yet another fired up five piece, this time around hailing from Sweden. Are Confess truly bringing the fire with their latest album ‘Burn Em’ All’ or will it simply fizzle, pop and fade out… Kicking of with the tribal poundings of ‘So What’ things are off to a totally teeth rattling start. Fast, furious and real high octane, the fuse has been lit and the sparks are definitely flying – let’s do this! …After the first couple of tracks Confess seem to loose some of their initial freight train pace, there’s seems a sort of ‘tiring’ in their initial fiery rock ’n’ roll onslaught. Luckily as we move on we’re swiftly kicked in the crotch as the rhythm section get back to it with ‘Burn ‘Em All’, fast, relentless and primal, yes, here we go…or not…we’re then hit with ‘Is It Love’ this tune makes for a somewhat dated sound and really slows the album’s addictive pace, fortunately as soon as 509 spins up all’s forgotten, hold tight things are turning nasty once again! Listening to the album there’s a sense that ‘Burn Em’ All’ seems like a cut-and-shut of two albums, one that’s ballsy, heavy and riotous but forced to lurk in the shadow of a bigger brother, a brother that’s still rocking a pony tail even though the tops gone. This album seems slightly confused, there’s obviously a whole load of talent here, musically tight with strong well crafted vocals but the pacing and arrangement of the album seems somewhat weak in places making for a slightly rollercoaster listen, shame.

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