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Tigertailz - "Bezerk" (CD)

Tigertailz - "Bezerk" CD cover image

"Bezerk" track listing:

1.Sick Sex (4:28)
2.Love Bomb Baby (3:04)
3.I Can Fight Dirty Too (5:24)
4.Noise Level Critical (3:52)
5.Heaven (6:04)
6.Love Overload (3:53)
7.Action City (4:02)
8.Twist And Shake (3:34)
9.Squeeze It Dry (4:06)
10.Call Of The Wild (3:57)

Reviewed by on July 18, 2009

"From the seductively sensuous lyrics of 'Sick Sex,' to the animalistic air-punch-inducing beats of 'Call of the Wild,' 'Bezerk' is an album of true genius."

Hailing from Cardiff, Wales, glam rock band Tigertailz blasted their way onto the scene and into our heads with 1987’s "Young And Crazy," and returned in 1990 to smash their debut album to pieces and mess our heads up with "Bezerk," driving their former heaviness into the ground and introducing a ‘pop’ feel to the group. The cover art of the album itself is enchanting enough, and once you get past the wild red eyes, "Bezerk" offers a dance-provoking catalogue of dangerous beats, dirty lyrics and all-round fun.

From the seductively sensuous lyrics of "Sick Sex," to the animalistic air-punch-inducing beats of "Call of the Wild," "Bezerk" is an album of true genius. With its Eastern-esque introduction chords and enchanting underlay, "Sick Sex" captures the heart of the album and indeed the heart of the Tigertailz genre, with its adoration of irresistible women, storming guitar solos and rock ’n’ roll. "Noise Level Critical" kicks our asses with Jay Pepper’s intense guitar skills until we really are told to 'turn it down,' but turn it down we shall not.

With a triumphant vocal harmony, not dissimilar to that of Poison resounding in each track, the heartening lyrics of "Heaven" do indeed lift our spirits, whilst "Love Bomb Baby" presents Kim Hooker’s unique vocals and a ‘let’s party’ attitude. The sensual libretto and sexy undertones of "Love Overload" send pulses racing before catapulting into "Action City" and kicking up a storm. The 'sha-lalala-la' opening of "Twist and Shake" promises yet another leg-moving, body-shaking bitch of a song, swiftly jumping into "Squeeze It Dry" in all its harmonious glory.

Bezerk leaves the listener shaken, dizzy, and in tune with their wild streak. "Bezerk" is the perfect name - this album is out of control!

Highs: Every track delivers a fun hybrid of pop-metal in true Tigertailz fashion.

Lows: The slower tempo of "Heaven" is a glitch in an album that can get away with being constantly up-beat.

Bottom line: A classic not just for Tigertailz fans. No fan of glam metal should resist "Bezerk."

Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Rating Description
Rated 5 out of 5 skulls Perfection. (No discernable flaws; one of the reviewer's all-time favorites)
Rated 4.5 out of 5 skulls Near Perfection. (An instant classic with some minor imperfections)
Rated 4 out of 5 skulls Excellent. (An excellent effort worth picking up)
Rated 3.5 out of 5 skulls Good. (A good effort, worth checking out or picking up)
Rated 3 out of 5 skulls Decent. (A decent effort worth checking out if the style fits your tastes)
Rated 2.5 out of 5 skulls Average. (Nothing special; worth checking out if the style fits your taste)
Rated 2 out of 5 skulls Fair. (There is better metal out there)
< 2 skulls Pretty Bad. (Don't bother)