Home / Album Reviews / Bite Size Review / Vanity BLVD – Wicked Temptation

Vanity BLVD – Wicked Temptation

album by:
Vanity BLVD
Version:
MP3 Download
Price:
£6.99

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On June 14, 2014
Last modified:August 28, 2015

Summary:

A fantastic second album, worth a listen for fans of Eighties Glam Rock and bands like Motley Crue, Reckless Love and Poison. The highlight track has to be Scream Out with it’s Kickstart My Heart by Crue riffage.

Swedish Rock band Vanity BLVD released second album Wicked Temptation via Noiseheadrecords earlier this year. Fronted by Anna Savage, with a powerful voice similar to Sally Cato from Smashed Gladys. A fantastic second album, worth a listen for fans of Eighties Glam Rock. The opening track Dirty Rat reminded me of Badass by fellow Scandinavians Reckless Love. Hot Teaser starts with an AC/DC’s Thunderstruck style drumbeat. Soulshaker, a bit Motorhead’s Killed by Death meets Poison’s Nothing But A Good Time. The overall highlight track, for me, has to be Scream Out with it’s Kickstart My Heart by Motley Crue riffs.

Wicked Temptation by Vanity BLVD - Album Cover
Wicked Temptation by Vanity BLVD – Album Cover

Tracklist:

01. Dirty Rat
02. Miss Dangerous
03. Do or Die
04. Hot Teaser
05. Had Enough
06. Soulshaker
07. Scream Out
08. Thrills in the Night
09. Falling Down
10. Desperate Heart
11. Dirty Action

Band Members:

Anna Savage: Vocals
Traci Trexx: Guitar
Pete Ash: Bass
Gebb: Drums

 Links: –

 Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/VanityBLVD

Website: www.vanityblvd.com

Record Label: www.noiseheadrecords.com

A fantastic second album, worth a listen for fans of Eighties Glam Rock and bands like Motley Crue, Reckless Love and Poison. The highlight track has to be Scream Out with it’s Kickstart My Heart by Crue riffage.

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!