DREAMIN’ IN A CASKET
Released 2007 (Gain Records)
01. Need No Company
02. Medicate Me
03. Dreamin’ In A Casket
04. Silence For The Peacefully
05. Sophisticated Ladies
06. Wake Up Dead In A Garbagecan
07. Spreadin’ The News
08. This Is For The Mentally Damaged
09. Sensitive To The Light
10. Lesson In Violence
11. Sorry For Thr Shape I’m In
12. No Resistance
Jocke Berg – vocals
Thomas Silver – guitar
Martin Sandvik – bass
Magnus “Adde” Andreasson – drums
Produced by Adde and Martin Sandvik.
Hardcore Superstar delivered one of the best sleaze discs of the new millennium with their self-titled record in 2005, so I was very eagerly looking forward to their new album. Over their career, which now spans six albums, no album has ever sounded like its predecessor, but I was hoping that they would stick to the formula this time – and they did!
If I had one word to describe Dreamin’ In A Casket it would be a very boldly spelled ‘ENERGY’. After a very similar intro to the one on the self-titled release, this album gets you by the throat and never lets go until the final notes of “No Resistance”. Compared to the ST you’ll find out that there is more of a thrash influence, ala Anthrax, but always paired with irresistible choruses. For me it took more spins to get into this album than the predecessor, but meanwhile I think this CD is even stronger. It’s hard to pick a stand-out track, but for me “Silence For The Peacefully” just sums it up best – a perfect blend of Guns N’ Roses, early Motley Crue and Anthrax.
You’ll find no ballad on Dreamin’ In A Casket, which for me is the only small down-point, as they have written some very good ballads in the past. But hey, 12 punches in the face aren’t bad either.
So, what else to add other than a strong recommendation to buy this disc as soon as possible? Well, let me say that the production is absolutely spot-on, what a drum-sound!
Hardcore Superstar‘s Dreamin’ In A Casket is destined to be a sleaze classic!
Reviewed by Vige for Sleaze Roxx, January 2008.