Today the Devil, Tomorrow the World
Trash Pit Records
The Erotics have been an underground sleaze rock institution for many years now, 21st century sons-of-bitches born to destroy, rock n’ roll killing machines, cartoon characters drawn from the greasy strands of Satan’s semen, whose one constant is their gutter-bound genius, the Albany river rat himself, Mike Trash. You won’t find Trash’s name on any mainstream best-of lists, but the fact of the matter is he’s written some of the motliest riffs this side of Shout at the Devil and takes Alice Cooper’s venomous snarl to corrosive new lows. Trash also refuses to shy away from the misogynistic mind frame that ruled the hair metal days, choosing to pepper his lyrics with objective, offensive material and seething innuendo; he did it for six albums previous to this one, and he’s doing it again on Today the Devil, Tomorrow the World (dropping on Hallowe’en, natch), which also happens to showcase the appropriately evil themes of she-devils, homicidal delinquency, and suicidal tendencies. As for the music, it might just be some of the band’s best since 2003′s All That Glitters is Dead, every song here a snarky cock rock hell-raiser. The best part is that the album actually finishes stronger than it starts, flying into maximum overdrive on “Anything” before blasting into arena pleasers “Wrapped Around Your Neck” and “Think I Wanna Die Tonight,” then closing with the AC/DC meets Slash Puppet scorcher “Hogtied & Waiting” and the loud ballad “I Feel Nothing.” Mike Trash and The Erotics do it again, but that’s really no surprise, is it?
Listen to “Hogtied & Waiting” from Today the Devil, Tomorrow the World!
Posted by Jeff on Oct 28 2010 in Reviews
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