Label: Denomination/Transsubstans Records 2015
Review by Kimmo Toivonen
Here’s my review summed up: Ass-kickin’ Hard Rock!
What? That’s not enough? Okay, I throw in a few more words about this…
Swedish rockers Dirty Passion have released 2 rather good album before this one. This self-titled third album of theirs is just as good as the previous two, even better in many ways. The production is better and vocalist Kriss sounds like he has really found his style.
Straight-forward, no-frills rock can be extremely boring if it’s just based around a riff or two. I’m glad to say that Dirty Passion are very good at putting together straight-forward, yet hook-driven and melodic songs. I’m pretty sure that these songs are unstoppable when performed live - they rock and they roll, and the hooks are the kind of sing-along material you can join after hearing the first chorus.
I can’t really name any standout songs, as they’re all high-quality rockers. Maybe they aren’t memorable enough to find a way to my ”Best Songs of 2015” list, but damn it, they’re fun to listen to. There’s definitely a time and a place for some kick-ass rock’n roll! Highly recommended for fans of Hardcore Superstar, Dirty Looks, Hanoi Rocks and guitar-driven rock in general.