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LA sounding Hard Rock from Russia.

This is LA sounding Hard Rock from Russia. There's been an upsurge in Russian bands playing 1980s inspired Metal recently and Perfect Crime do a pretty decent job of emulating those big hair days. There's also a tougher, modern edge here to bring it up to date and the general musicianship is good.

Kicking off with a rhythmic instrumental that has a good riff but doesn't really go anywhere isn't the most auspicious of starts but then it soon knuckles down with 'The Trap' which has a vibrant riff and attitude. The songs share an upfront rhythm section and chunky no-nonsense riffs that groove in a muscular fashion. There's the Melodic Metal attack of Dokken on 'Into The Light ', 'Watch Out!' and 'Open Your Eyes' and if you're a Dokken or maybe Slaughter fan then this record could be worth a punt. Some proficient guitar on the Ratt like 'If You Tell Me No' is one of the strongest tracks and 'Call Of My Heart' has a heavy galloping approach. They throw in a typical 1980s ballad ('Looking For') that shows a more reflective side and broadens their sound with keyboards.

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Ivan Noskov's vocals and the band all make the right noises but the song writing itself still needs work as the songs smoke but don't catch fire and they're are going to have a tough time competing with the other bands who want a corner of this market. They've got the chops to make an impression outside of Russia but at the moment it shows potential yet is still in search of some killer tunes.

Duncan Jamieson

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