Mad Margritt – Love, Hate and Deception [2016]

mad-margritt-love-hate-and-deception-2016All fans of the most classic sleaze rock are alerted. The Americans are back. Mad Margritt with new album “Love, Hate and Deception”, their 4th studio release on Perris Records, a follow up to their “Show No Mercy” release. Once again Mad Margritt does not disappoint. With their new album they have gotten a little heavier, but still they rock like it’s 1987, and could care less if the rest of the world has long since moved on.

The band consists of Eddie Smith on vocals, guitarist Mark Cook, bassist Matt Aebi and Tod Williford on drums. The party atmosphere on this release is unequalled, but makes no mistake it is all guitar oriented, macho sung 80s influenced hard rock, the choruses are huge, the solos ripping and the rhythm parts extra thick, but probably Eddie Smith steals the show with his powerhouse voice.

Even with the increase in heaviness, Mad Margritt still kept that trademark of melody throughout most of the album, odd as it sounds, where the rockers “Never Enough” and “I’m Over You” among the killer ballad “It’s Time I Told you Goodbye” are the standout moments of the record. The album is darn close to five-stars, the only thing keeping it from that distinction is a couple tracks of filler. The songwriting is simple, and the lyrics are completely tongue in cheek, but who cares, the music is pure fun, and together the boys sound great together, and it’s obvious they enjoy playing music.

Mad Margritt is a must hear for this is hard rock played vigorously with attitude galore. If you like me and never heard of these guys until recently, you owe it to yourself to check these guys out right now. There is absolutely no way a fan of sleaze/hard rock wouldn’t fall in love with these guys almost instantly.

Band Members
Eddie Smith – Vocals
Mark Cook – Guitar
Matt Aebi – Bass
Tod Williford – Drums

Tracks
01. Liar
02. The One You Love To Hate
03. Take Your Best Shot
04. Broken
05. Never Enough
06. I’m Over You
07. Into The Light
08. It’s Time I Told You Goodbye
09. Bad Obsession

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