This is the debut release from Sydney’s four piece Gay Paris. On offer are nine head banging hard rocking tracks that are brutal and fun all at the same time!
This record a massive blast of intense grunt. The band throw in every kind of metal they can think of from elements of Deep Purple to Marilyn Manson, picking out the heaviest parts of each to create a massive sound that takes no prisoners. The guitar riffs ooze energy while being a little cheesy at times. This is helped along with some killer drumming that piles on the intensity and topped off by some great growly vocals that are full of grunt while also having a fair bit of charisma to them! At the same time it’s clear that they band aren’t taken themselves to seriously and instead are having a lot fun rocking out as hard as possible. The biggest sign of the band having fun is the curious titles they give to each song such as Turns out your not a cowgirl after all and Future wolf and the gay Parisian milk incident!
And Lo! She Behald The Pale Surgeon is a major highlight putting out an 80s style hard rock vibe sounding somewhere between Kiss and Poison, only heavier. The track is full of cheesy riffs that are quite infectious and engaging. This is helped along with some killer drumming that piles on the intensity and topped off by some great growly vocals that are full of grunt while also having a fair bit of charisma to them!
House fire in the origami district is a fast moving rock tune that has all the full on elements of any Stapping Young Lad tune while also working as a great pub rock sing-a-long!
My first wife? She was a fox queen is solid rock and roll tune with some metal elements mixed to make it sound like Aerosmith crossed with Machine Head! The amazing riffs here are topped off by an awesome chorus sing-a-long link that will no doubt get the whole audience yelling out “Fox queen!” when played live.
Solioquy from either station is a departure in sound taking on a more striped back and slower vibe with a violin, a curious chanting sound acting as the drum beat and some husky Tom Waits style vocals.
This record is a lot of fun to listen to. The tracks are packed with intensity and grunt while also retaining a certain sense of humor. This is the sort of record you’d listen to when you want a massive blast of hard hitting rock without the anger and despair.