Nitrovolt – Dirty Wings

album by:
Nitrovolt
Version:
Audio CD
Price:
£11.87

Reviewed by:
Rating:
3
On August 8, 2015
Last modified:August 8, 2015

Summary:

A high octane offering of fast and furious metal from the German Speed Rockers. Dirty Wings will certainly give the ears a high voltage pummelling. Recommended for fans of Motorhead, Blackbird and Demolition Train.

Nitrovolt

German Speed Rockers Nitrovolt released their third album Dirty Wings via Mausoleum Records earlier this year. Formed in 2004 by vocalist Tom “Voltage” Krämer and bass player Luciano “Louis” Vanini, they started out as a three piece called ‘Hi Octane Rockers’ with Micha on drums completing the threesome. In 2009 long term fan Tim Vader joined as a second guitarist, Ulas replaced the then drummer Smokey and today’s line-up was born. They have toured relentlessly and being likened to bands such as, Motorhead, Airbourne and Zeke.

Nitrovolt remind me of fellow German Rockers Blackbird, with Tom having a similar raw vocal style to their singer, Angus Dersim and also of another band whose album I’ve just reviewed, Greek Heavy Rock Band Demolition Train. A few observations, the opening song NV although it doesn’t punch you in the guts immediately, you only have to wait about 15 seconds for the volts to hit you and then the speed and energy is relentless, fast and furious with riffage like Motorhead’s Jailbait played at double speed and dual voltage riffs. With the lyrics ‘We’re Nitrovolt’ repeated throughout, you’re left in no doubt as to who they are! Takes Too Long another fast one with pummelling riffs which gives the ears a good high voltage charge! Dirty Wings like some mongrel offspring of Junkyard’s Hollywood, Please Don’t Touch HeadGirl and Blackbird’s Fire Your Guns. Hold On The Trace has a trace of Motorhead, I’m thinking We Are The Road Crew. In Stuck I was stuck on the Motorhead comparison, thinking of Iron Fist. The shortest song on the album is Zeke Saturday at only eight seconds long with, eight seconds of aggression in just two words ‘Zeke Saturday’. Target has similar riffage to AC/DC’s Whole Lotta Rosie whilst I picked up a bit of a You Really Got Me by The Kinks beat in Runnin’ The Race.

A high octane offering of fast and furious metal from the German Speed Rockers. Dirty Wings will certainly give the ears a high voltage pummelling. Recommended for fans of Motorhead, Blackbird and Demolition Train.

Highlight Tracks: Dirty Wings and Target.

Band Members:
NitroTom – Vocals / Guitar
Louis Nitrovolt – Bass
NitroTim – Guitar
NitroUlas – Drums

Track Listing:
01. NV
02. Takes Too Long
03. Dirty Wings
04. Hold On The Trace
05. Killer in Your Back
06. Zeke Saturday – 00:08
07. Stuck
08. Target
09. Backfire
10. Lick It Up
11. Runnin’ The Race
12. The Wolf
13. Drugs

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nitrovoltband/timeline

A high octane offering of fast and furious metal from the German Speed Rockers. Dirty Wings will certainly give the ears a high voltage pummelling. Recommended for fans of Motorhead, Blackbird and Demolition Train.

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!