VIETCONG PORNSURFERS “Vietcong Pornsurfers”
I really like this Swedish band since last album which was one of my discoveries from last year. It’s a mix of hard rock, punk, metal and others nice elements you can enjoy in a beer night with friends. This time we have 6 tracks of really melodic stuff that easily can be programmed in a radio station.
Something that calls my attention is this solid spirit and excellent songs forged in hard rock ala Kiss in 80’s. Music has good hooks and good melodies which makes it very enjoyable with no problem. Actually, I think now they are more oriented into commercial stuff and for moments, it makes them involuntary sound like American rock/punk band. Is not bad at all and this denotes a more mature band with the vision of get into a new market. My favorite one (and you can call me pussy, hahaha!) is “Hold Me” which is a melodic ballad that recalls me these glam rock/sleaze metal bands from Los Angeles. It’s a great band full of fresh ideas and definitely you should keep an eye on them if you like 80’s hard rock old glories. – Victor Varas