Title - 'Lifer' (Reversed Reccords)
Artist - Meldrum
Multinational hard rock/metal band MELDRUM are just about to release their long-awaited third album Lifer on Reversed Records.
With the sad passing of Mcihelle Meldrum, founder and late ex-Phantom Blue guitarist at the young age of just 39 in May 2008, Lifer stands as a proud tribute to Michelle and her lifetime commitment to creating and performing music.
The album opens with the words "C**T ... C.*.*.T. ... it's a term of endearment," before driving headlong into 'A Toast To Romance.' The more sedate, poppier-even 'Blackened Blue' follows directly behind, and definitely begins to showcase Michelle Madden's (Tourette's) vocal tone.
Album filler 'Paid' is next, and is backed by the full throttle, and yet uber tuneful 'Money Shot.' The early Blondie-sounding '68 Blonde' is easily one of the best tracks on the album, and is followed by the heavier bounce of 'Walking Point.'
Having put this album together in honor of their fallen bandmate remaining members drummer GENE HOGLAN (Testament, Death, Dark Angel, Dethklok), guitarist/bassist LAURA CHRISTINE (Warface) and vocalist MICHELE MADDEN (Tourette's) entered the studio in with Producer/Engineer/Manager ROB SHALLCROSS (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, West of Hell) - and one of them, 'Inamorata' is simply fantastic! A mixture,a melting pot of all that is good about this band, it is another clear stand out on Lifer.
Another great track is the sedated 'Home,' as close to a ballad as you'll ever get on this album! They get back to down-and-dirty basics on 'Mayhem, before the album rounds out with the, sorry, non-descript 'Greenlee.'
'Lifer' Pre-Sale Purchase Link