Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Well it’s good to see bands that still try to capture the old style of rock and roll that seems to have gotten lost after the 1970’s and early 80’s. Chrome Division seems to try and recapture the essences of those rock bands while also giving themselves a modern type of image and sound. For the most part Chrome Division does a good job in crafting some good, fun rock tunes that are enjoyable to listen to but there are also some bumps along the way.
One of the things I like the best about Chrome Division is their singer Shady Blue. Shady B. has a gravely, rough edged voice that suits the dirty rock & roll being played here and it fits in very nicely here. Musically, the band plays in the style you would hear from a dirty bar band but sound like professionals doing it. The music is dirty and like I mentioned earlier tries to capture the essence and attitude of the old rock bands from the 70’s and 80’s. So what you have is distorted, heavy, guitar riffs and mid paced songs that roll along at a steady beat mixed with a vocalist who sounds like he gives two shits about the world.
I found the songs at the front of the album to be a bit more catchy and fun than say, some of the songs in the middle of the album. For example, ‘The Moonshine Years’ was an extremely boring song for me and just kind of dragged on and on and there are several songs like this on ‘Infernal Rock Eternal’ that are really just filler and kind of drag down the album as a whole.
Overall though ‘Infernal Rock Eternal’ isn’t a bad album and should offer a fun listen to most hard rock and even metal fans out there and should be checked out as they deserve a moment of your time.
Shagrath-Guitar & Backing vocals
Damage Karlsen Lead Guitar & backing vocals
Ogee Ferrari-Bassguitar & backing vocals