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Dustineyes - "Bullet For My Generation" (CD)

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"Bullet For My Generation" track listing:

1. Bullet For My Generation
2. Wild 'N' Alone
3. Get Away
4. This Is My Ring
5. Bet With Life
6. No Redemption
7. Eyes In The Jar
8. Spinning On My Hell
9. Joe
11. Under The Ash

Reviewed by on March 3, 2011

"A potent mix of punk, metal and sleaze, it'll set your head to bangin' and your ass to shakin'."

If you're looking for punked-up hard rock that falls somewhere between Motley Crue and Motorhead, Dustineyes' "Bullet For My Generation" is the disc for you. It's relentless sweaty, speedy, sleazy rawk that seldom slows to let you catch your breath.

After opening with the almost country-sounding, mostly instrumental title track, the album immediately kicks into high gear with "Wild 'N' Alone," which features the first of many ass-kicking guitar solos from Umbo Dust, who plays like some kind of demented love child of Slash and Motorhead's "Fast" Eddie Clarke (and I mean that in the best way possible).

Singer Lele Dust definitely helps the band keep the Motorhead vibe going, growling out the lyrics Lemmy-style on tracks like "This Is My Ring," "Bet With Life" and "Spinning On My Hell." He's a bit more melodic on other tracks, but there's not a lot of variation from the growl — and there doesn't really need to be.

After five tracks of sheer fury, the band slows things up a bit on "No Redemption," and the album suffers a bit of a loss of momentum, especially since the speedy "Eyes In The Jar" is followed by the album's slowest song, "Spinning On My Hell." That said, the trio of tracks that close the disc, "Sick Of You," "Joe" and "Under The Ash" are a nice return of the speed and attitude that started the album out.

No one's ever going to mistake Dustineyes for the most original band around. You'll definitely notice that most of the songs sound quite a bit alike. Still, sheer attitude and groove go a long way toward mitigating that ...

There's no two ways about it, Dustineyes "Bullet For My Generation" is a mighty rocker. A potent mix of punk, metal and sleaze, it'll set your head to bangin' and your ass to shakin'.

Highs: "Wild 'N' Alone," "This Is My Ring" and "Sick Of You."

Lows: The slower tracks take away a little bit of the momentum.

Bottom line: An excellent hard rocker with a punk edge.

Rated 4 out of 5 skulls
4 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)