BARB WIRE DOLLS – DESPERATE
Released: 22 July 2016
℗ 2016 UDR GmbH
- Take Me Home
- Heart Attack
- Blind to Your Misery
- I Will Sail
- Darby Crash
- Problem of the Poet
- Rhythm Method
Contributed by Lauren Carney
I’m back and this time, I am pleased to say I will be bringing you the review for the newest album from Barb Wire Dolls and WOW was I in for a treat!
Barb Wire Dolls is a band that hasn’t been around as long as some but wow they are an exciting grunge punk rock band. It was only 6 years ago in 2010 that the band formed and for a band that’s only been around for a few years they have already gone on to sell out multiple shows and play in 22 countries.
With the punk rock sound, the band have broken hearts all over the place. 2012 and half of 2013 saw the band tour all over the U.S. playing over 300 shows and in May 2013 we would see them starting their first European tour to promote their debut album Slit.
In 2015 after getting noticed by the one and only Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, the band signed with his record label Motörhead Music. The new album Desperate was produced by Jay Baumgardner and was released on July 22nd, 2016. The band members are:
Isis Queen – vocals
Pyn Doll – lead guitar
Krash Doll – drums
Iriel Blaque – bass
Remmington – rhythm guitar
And what a group it is! Powerful female vocals, great Riffs from the guitarists, solid beats from Krash and Iriel sets the rhythm with her bass. It’s any wonder this band was breaking hearts. They have that old school punk sound and they bought it back in style with an unmissable 80s metal feel. This album is more than it’s weight in gold I would recommend really giving this a listen just to see for yourself. This is definitely a band I’d love to rock out to front and centre at a live show and this is one band I really enjoyed writing a review for.
Drown: The first song on an album is always that one track that needs to catch you right off the bat, giving you that feeling that you are being pulled in and Barb Wire Dolls do just that. Who doesn’t love a strong female vocal keeping you deep into the song? With uplifting drums makes this a very strong song that leaves you wanting more and more.
Surreal: I love a song that has the perfect start with just guitar and drums following perfectly after Pyn and Remmington absolutely solid guitar work in this song.
Take Me Home: Krash never fails to bring that fun beat to the songs and doesn’t let you down with Take Me Home. Isis’ strong vocals matches the song amazingly with Iriel over on bass giving this a strong finish to a fun and catchy song.
Heart Attack: I felt this song to be a lot different from the first 3 tracks on this album. It takes it down a few gears from the others but still a very strong song.
Desperate: This song had a more grunge feel back to it again, softer then Heart Attack, but never failing to immerse that incredible amazing and solid guitar all through the song. Isis vocals finishing a lot stronger towards to end in this track, making it a great end
Blind To Your Misery: I think this was my favourite song on the album. The whole band really shined throughout this song. Guitar, bass, drum and vocals, all fantastic. Even the name caught me for this one. This song brought back that real punk feel after the last two more mellow tracks. Which made this song even stronger. 2.05 mins was the highlight of this song for me as the drums and guitar slows to a soft beat while Isis whispers into the microphone.
I Will Sail: This song felt emotional and is a rather beautiful song. Isis’ vocals killed all the way through it. I’m left not knowing what to really say about this song, and not in a bad away. In fact, rather far from it. I felt with this track everyone was on the same level. I really enjoyed this song and I’m sure a lot of other people will find this track to also be one of their favourites.
Darby Crash: I really loved being able to hear Iriel’s incredible bass work throughout the whole song. It stood out over the amazing work of those guitars. This is a song I’d love to see live. I found myself grabbing a couple of pens and tapping along to the beat of the song.
Problem of the Poet: Again, I have to mention the amazing bass work at the start of the song by Iriel. This is a song I feel would play if I was just over everything and not giving a damn about anything. I’ll do what I want, kind of thing, which is great! I love songs like these they are always lots of fun.
As we come to an end with only one song left. I have to say that this album was a lot of fun to review. There are heaps of amazing tracks on this album. Solid work from everyone. I am very much in love with the guitar work on this album. Was a big wow factor for me and let’s not forget that strong and powerful vocals the amazing drum work and of cause the solid bass. This is a band I knew very little about before this review but I am damn glad I do now. If you don’t know them then, please go and check them out your missing out.
Rhythm Method: Jumping right into the vocals for this song and it really fits, from start to finish this song was incredible starting with a bang and ending with a bang. What more could you want? The album started with a catchy song making you want more and it ended in a song making you want more. Please, can we have more?