Born To Destruct – Devasteight With Destruction

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Born To Destruct
Version:
CD
Price:
£7.50

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Rating:
5
On 31 December 2016
Last modified:9 January 2017

Summary:

Some great punk rock anthems on here which will make terrific sing along at the top of your voice songs at live shows. Should appeal to fans of Dirt Box Disco, Spunk Volcano and The Eruptions, The Exploited and Sandie Shaw! Ok maybe not the latter, but I'd love to see Born To Destruct's Eufuckinphoric as the UK's entry for The Eurovision Song Contest 2017!

Born To Destruct
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Born to Destruct a five piece Punk band from the heart of England (or somewhere down Sarf) released their eighth studion album Devasteight With Destruction via STP Records earlier this year. This is a worthy follow up to 2014 release If You Want Destruction – You Got It. I like the title which cleverly merges part of the bands name and the word eight to represent that this is their eighth album, and devasteight isn’t the only new word introduced along the way but we’ll come to that in a minute. The first and title track gets the album off to a nice and sleazy start reminding me of Nice ‘n’ Sleazy by label mates Healthy Junkies. Then we come to Eufuckinphoric, not only a brilliant new word but you can’t help feeling euphoric when you hear this Motörhead fast track, reminiscent of Spunk Volcano and the Eruptions’ Crossfire. It’s bound to be a good song to sing or shout along to at live shows.

In the third track All The Gear But No Idea, about people who like to look the part but don’t really have a clue. I come to a weird and wonderful comparison, which I actually picked up in the last album too, and although frontman Andy Woodstock denied being a fan, when I asked him, I reckon he’s a closet Sandie Shaw fan, as this song had me thinking of (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me in places. Born to Destruct for Eurovision 2017 then?! Let’s Get Rowdy is like their own Tombstones done Buzzcocks’ style. Do You Wanna Know started off a bit Iron Maiden I thought they were going to burst forth and Run To The Hills. Release The Beasts has a great pummelling beat. Smile has some very poignant lyrics, apparently ‘No one likes a moaning twat. Nobody likes you, you’re a miserable fucker’ and if anyone says ‘Smile’ to you when you’re in one of those moods you just want to punch their lights out rather than smile! Must be where I’ve been going wrong all these years!

Sixty Seconds at one minute and eighteen seconds isn’t quite true to the title but it’s a great track, think something along the lines of Green Day’s American Idiot and I’m sure they can speed it up a bit to last exactly one minute at gigs! The beginning of We Bring The Noise had me thinking Top of The Pops or rather the theme tune Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin. In Get Your Head In The Game I’m sure I was reminded of Sandie Shaw, but let’s not go there again, maybe it’s me who’s the closet fan! This song gives you the chance to get your T Rex out and have a punk rock ‘Roar’! What A Bastard with it’s gruelling beat reminded me of their own Push The Button. For We Love It think something along the lines of Dead Cities by The Exploited. Today with a punishing beat, some great riffage and echoey vocals in places. I’m Too Rock N Roll think Anti-Nowhere League’s Can’t Stand Rock N Roll  meets Danny and the Juniors At The Hop! Then we finish with Destruct for you which contains the lyrics ‘Boom, boom, shake, shake the room’ it was like Dirt Box Disco’s take on Boom! Shake The Room by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince would be!

Some great punk rock anthems on here which will make terrific sing along at the top of your voice songs at live shows. Should appeal to fans of Dirt Box Disco, Spunk Volcano and The Eruptions, The Exploited and Sandie Shaw! Ok maybe not the latter, but I’d love to see Born To Destruct’s Eufuckinphoric as the UK’s entry for The Eurovision Song Contest 2017!

Highlight Track: Eufuckinphoric

Track List

1: Devasteight With Destruction
2: Eufuckinphoric
3: All The Gear But No Idea
4: Lets Get Rowdy
5: Do You Wanna Know
6: Release The Beasts
7: Smile
8: Sixty Seconds
9: We Bring The Noise
10: Get Your Head In The Game
11: What A Bastard
12: We Love It
13: Today
14: I’m Too Rock N Roll
15: Destruct For You

Band Members:- Woodstock Punkrock / Stu Spider Fingers / Paul Moose /Jack Destruct /Daiv Tap

You can find out more about Born To Destruct here and read one of our reviews of a live show here.

Born to Destruct can be found on Facebook.

Purchase Devasteight With Destruction via STP Records : – Here (STP 043)

Some great punk rock anthems on here which will make terrific sing along at the top of your voice songs at live shows. Should appeal to fans of Dirt Box Disco, Spunk Volcano and The Eruptions, The Exploited and Sandie Shaw! Ok maybe not the latter, but I'd love to see Born To Destruct's Eufuckinphoric as the UK's entry for The Eurovision Song Contest 2017!

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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