Buckcherry – Vol. 10 (Album Review)

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Buckcherry – Volume 10 (Album Review)

Founded in 1995 by Vocalist Josh Todd and Guitarist Keith Nelson, Buckcherry is one of Rock-n-Roll’s brightest spots in the past two decades. A throwback to the downright and dirty Rock-n-Roll of yesteryear, the band stood out when they came up with their debut album in 1999. In fact, all of their albums have found some success, even in 2001, which is often overlooked. time bomb. They even take a hiatus when they return with the album in 2005. fifteenIt’s been a steady music roll ever since, as he toured with some of the most famous names like AC/DC, Mötley Crüe and KISS. Now in 2023 Buckcherry is returning with their last album volume 10.

Released on June 2 via Round Hill Records, the album features the band, Founder Todd, long-time contributor Stevie D. on lead and rhythm guitars and background vocals, as well as bassist Kelly LeMieux, drums Francis Ruiz, but also lead and rhythm guitar. as well as Billy Rowe on background vocals. Composed of ten new Buckcherry originals and the Bryan Adams classic “Summer of ’69” as a bonus track, how does this song stack up against the band’s previous work?

In fact, the band still has chops, and this album shows that. Beginning with the upbeat Rock-n-Roll voice Buckcherry has always had, “This and That” contains intense reverberations from Todd’s unique vocals that give it a good classical feel. This is followed by the heavy guitar piece “Good Time,” which is pretty standard for Buckcherry. As mentioned, songs like “Feels Like Love” and “Shine Your Light”, which aren’t all that different from what they’ve done in the past, are turning into something different. Unique from the heavier, darker lyrics, these two tracks take on a brighter tone. For example, phrases such as “You can shine your light on me and we can transcend” really give some hope; this is against their 2014 Damn it EP with the title of each song with lines like “I don’t care, fuck it”.

On the other end of the spectrum, “Feels Like Love” is a strong love song and a slightly more classic sound compared to their 2013 song “Dreamin’ of You” in Confessions. From here, songs like “Keep on Fighting” talk about a willingness to stay strong no matter the risk and give more, while “Pain” is a play on true heartache, with more piano and orchestral drive that showcases Todd’s vocals in a different light. And, in the end, it all comes together with the aforementioned “Spring 69” cover. Pretty fun and perfect for a summer barbecue, Buckcherry’s version is a little quicker than Bryan Adams’ version, but still leaves your ears scratching with unforgettable feelings.

Although no other black Butterfly (2008) or all night long (2010), volume 10 still full of good marks. Not all songs are considered risqué, but using the same heavy guitars paired with Todd’s engaging vocals still brings you classic Buckcherry. That’s why Cryptic Rock gives volume 10 4 out of 5

Buckcherry – Volume 10 Roundhill Records (2023)

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