Die On Monday - Black Cat
XIII bis
Hard Rock
10 songs (39:24)
Release year: 2010
Die On Monday, XIII bis
Reviewed by Goat

Die On Monday, a French four-piece, really aren’t playing anything original if you’re a fan of the modern vein of Hard Rock that includes Queens Of The Stone Age, Soundgarden, Nirvana and so on, but all credit where it’s due, they do what they do well. Black Cat, their debut album, kicks off with tinkly piano before switching to something that sounds like Nickelback gone Stoner, increasing to hysteria towards the end. They’re a little too melodic to offer much that’s off the beaten path, but have a good grasp of melody, and a likeable laid-back style that would make this the perfect soundtrack if you want a quality soundtrack to a night in a rock club. Seriously, if your Velvet Revolver-loving friends don’t like tracks like Femme Fatale, then poison their drinks or something, because Die On Monday do it better than Slash and co themselves. Slower half-ballad A Man Like The Others has a nice grungey pound, whilst the catchy Never Getting Old slides along easily. Generally, the band are happier to roll along rather than rock out, yet the likes of This Voice have a nice vibe to them, and really by the time you’ve heard a couple of tracks you’ll know whether you like the whole album. Nothing game-changing at all, but a nice listen.

Killing Songs :
Black Cat, Femme Fatale, This Voice, Never Getting Old
Goat quoted 70 / 100
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