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Rock & Roll Is My Religion by Dirty Rose


Welcome back to the blog, and today I'm featuring a new band to the blog! This band is Dirty Rose. Now, they reached out to me at the end of last year and asked me if I'd be interested in doing some content on their new album when it dropped, and I mean, this is me. When do I ever turn bands down? Anyway, so after me trying to get my brain to write this earlier than I have, we're finally here! 

The album is titled Rock & Roll is My Religion, and it dropped on the 21st of January, and Dirty Rose are on a mission to properly bring back rock and roll! So if you too, are a believer that we need to resurrect rock and roll, and bring it back then Dirty Rose could be the band for you! 

I really didn't know what to expect when I first heard Dirty Rose. I thought when they were saying rock and roll, it was going to be a lot less rock orientated than it is. However. I was pleasantly surprised when I heard Dirty Rose, and hearing their cover of The Rock Show by blink-182 was a good indication of talent, as it was a track I knew and loved (it's one of my favourite songs of all time), and I felt like I had more reasons to be less sceptical. 

Anyway, enough rambling and let's talk about the album! 

Rock & Roll is My Religion is an 11 track album with a listening time of just under 40 minutes. 

The album opens with Turn It Up, the intro alone reminds me of classic rock, and it's a track you can definitely tell there's classic rock influences within. I'm a big fan of classic rock, so this song definitely hits the spot for me. It's got the right balance of originality with classic influences to confirm that Dirty Rose want to be the band to bring back rock and roll. I really like this track, and I can see myself listening to it a lot! It's insane! 

The second track is Step Off, which gives me Def Leppard vibes, which I'm not complaining about, I think they're great so I love this. I love the beat to this track, and the vibe of this track is great. It's definitely a song that packs a punch! I love the lyrics to it as well, it's just insane! I really dig this track, and it's pretty solid. 

Third, on the album is Boyfriend. Another incredible track, that I think it's very accurate, and even the lyrics you can tell has a lot of 70's, 80's rock influence. I love that, and I love this track. It's insane, and it really does pack a punch. The riff's in this track are mind-blowing, and those alone have my heart. I'm a sucker for a good riff, so I've gotta admit this song is solid! It's a belter. 

The next track is Birthday. This track is a bit heavier than previous tracks and features some rough vocals as the track features Hugo Knight of Break Fifty. But honestly, I'm here for it. I love that, as we all know I'm a fan of rough vocals, and I'm a pretty bit fan of this track, the vibes, the change, the level of engagement on the track. Honestly, it's a belter and it's another solid track! 

Up next is Heavy Metal Train, I love the vibes of this, and it's a pretty catchy track. Again, some great riffs in this track and the vocals on this track are incredible! It's another belter and another track that really does pack a punch. I love the vibes and it's just great! The outro is phenomenal and just it's another great song. 

Track six, and we're at the halfway point now, and we're onto Saturday Night, the lyrics are pretty spot on, and it's a solid track. It's not as heavy as some of the previous tracks, but it's still a track that packs a punch, and it's still pretty catchy. It's a solid track, with some incredible riffs. Honestly, this band and the riffs are insane! Mind-blowing. 

Moving onto, 80s Baby and we have another solid track. We're on track seven and haven't had a dud of a track yet, this was one of the singles from the album and it's just a great track that still packs a punch. It's a song that is very reminiscent of classic rock. I love the vibes of this track, and it's one of the more catchy tracks. Possibly my favourite off the album so far. 

The eighth track is Don't Wake Up Your Parents, this has a bit more of an edge to it than some of the previous tracks, and just the rhythm and beat of it is phenomenal. It's a solid track, and it's at this point where you have to worry if the last 3 tracks are going to be the duds. It's such a great song though, not my favourite track from the album, but it's definitely still a good track. 

Three songs to go, and now we're on Born to Break My Heart, which let's be realistic it's a very rock and roll title. I don't know why, but this track gives me some ZZ Tops vibes, and it's a great song. Very classic, and it's a solid track. A song I can definitely see myself listening to a lot, and it's just a bop really. It's another track with incredible riff's, and it's just incredible. 

Second, to last is Just Having Some Fun. Another track that's solid, and it's now evident that this album has no duds. Although this isn't a fast track as it's acoustic at the beginning, and even when it picks up it's not on the same level as the previous tracks. It's still a great song, and I feel like it's a very beautiful track. I like the vibes of it, and it's a song that is quite easy listening. It's short and sweet really. 

The last song is Air Guitar Hero, which the vibe of is from when Dirty Rose played Download. This is an absolute belter of a track, and it's got a great bass line, some great riffs, and it's just a phenomenal track. It's a staple song, and if you're going to listen to Dirty Rose and you don't know what song to start with, then make it this one. It's very classic, and it's got a catchy chorus. It's a true work of art, and it showcases the bands' talent perfectly. 

Overall, I really did expect this album to have at least one dud, and it didn't so I'm pleasantly surprised. It's solid, and it's an album that is definitely worth paying attention to. Maybe Dirty Rose are going to be one of the bands that helps revive rock and roll, because this album clearly shows the impact that all the big 70s and 80s rock bands have had on music, and this is proof that rock isn't dead. 

I'm really impressed with this album, and I cannot recommend going and checking it out enough. You really do need to hear it. It's great. I'd give it a solid 5 out of 5 lemons! It's solid! Go check it out and show Dirty Rose the love and support they deserve! 

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