MAAX (U.S.) “Unholy Rock & Roll” DIGI CD review by Dave’s Underground Laboratory

MAAX (U.S.) “Unholy Rock & Roll” DIGI CD review

by Dave’s Underground Laboratory

By Dave Schalek

Toss Motörhead, Venom, and even early (very early) Motley Crüe into a blender along with an unabashed fondness for rollicking, sloppy blackened thrash and you have Unholy Rock N’ Roll, the second full-length album from Indianapolis’ Mäax. Obviously, a release such as this is going to appeal to the old timers such as myself, but the band’s approach is also just one of infectious fun and an enthusiasm for all things metal. The riffs are dirty and are obviously descended from pure, old school rock n’ roll, the tempo is generally a gallop, and the vocals are snarled and nasty. Add a slightly muddy production and Unholy Rock N’ Roll becomes an obvious niche release for a particular demographic. That’s just fine as Unholy Rock N’ Roll is a lot of fun, if somewhat forgettable due to average songwriting and musicianship. But, forging new territory in songwriting and technical expertise is not the point, and Unholy Rock N’ Roll succeeds in its mission to find that demographic niche.

Dave’s Grade: B

Review link: http://heavymetal.about.com/od/cdreviews/tp/Daves-Underground-Laboratory-October-31-2011.htm

Maax links:

Myspace: www.myspace.com/maaxmetal

Facebook: www.facebook.com/maaxmetal

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/maax

Last fm: www.last.fm/music/Maax

Abyss Records links:

Label & Online Music Store: www.officialabyssrecords.com

Myspace: www.myspace.com/abyssrecordsofficial

Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialAbyssRecords

Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/label/abyssrecords

Last fm: www.last.fm/label/AbyssRecords

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/MinionfortheAbyss

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbyssRecords

Other links:

To purchase MAAX “Unholy Rock & Roll” DIGI CD and other Maax merchandise go to: www.officialabyssrecords.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=maax

To preview a song from their 2010 release “Six Pack Witchcraft” go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=giNCctZobOE

and to preview a song from their debut album “Dawnbringer” go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uNDPFcYcdw

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