M.I.L.F. – Rolling Thunder Album Review

M.I.L.F. – Rolling Thunder

Album Review By Rainer Kerber

The abbreviation M.I.L.F. is quite negative. That is why the Italians also state their meaning: “Make It Long ‘n Fast”. OK, there is scope for interpretation here too. That may even be wanted. The band was founded in Florence in 2010. From the beginning, the musicians committed themselves to a mixture of hard rock, glam metal and punk. They had the opportunity to perform live in many places in Italy. In 2016 the debut album “More Than You” was released. But as the life of the musician plays, after that there were drastic changes in the lineup. And now dare M.I.L.F. a restart. Meanwhile under contract with Volcano Records, the second album “Rolling Thunder” was released in early January.

And the Italians going to rock sound. With the hard rocker “Hottest Dream”. The guitars roar. Riffs and hooklines alternate. So, it pays to have two good guitarists in the ranks. Sleeze rock as it is in the book. “Sell Your Pills” starts with funky guitars and rhythmic drums. Singer Simone Galli convinces again with his scratchy voice and the choir vocals provide a pinch of glam rock. And then the musicians cut out a brilliant guitar solo, accompanied by police sirens. “Babe” is one of the two single releases that should make the fans curious beforehand. Again, there are roaring guitar parts. With “Blame It On The Vodka” the Florentines really pick up speed. Somehow reminiscent of Airboune. Here the two guitarists drive each other to peak performance. After that “Last Hand” offers 80s metal. Here you could use the early Mötley Crüe as a reference. The meaning of the intermezzo “I Have A Dream” is not clear to me. M.I.L.F. can certainly spared it themselves. But “Peace Of War” really shoots again. A pounding mid-tempo song. Followed by “Unleash The Beast”. The right biker atmosphere is sprayed here. After “Crazy For Love” also has quieter, ballad-like passages from time to time, “Inner Fire” is again an 80s fun rocker. Filigree guitar solos are thrown in here too. And a portion of high-speed hard rock (“Bad Boys”) before the Italians say goodbye to the Aerosmith cover “Mama Kin”. I like this version even better than the original.

On “Rolling Thunder” the Italians take a journey through time through the hard rock / heavy metal of the eighties. And this succeed M.I.L.F. very authentic. Apart from this strange interlude, “Rolling Thunder” offers a lot of listening pleasure. Role models such as Airbourne, Mötley Crüe or Guns’n’Roses can be clearly heard. Nevertheless, the musicians also show a lot of independence. A great album. I would like more of that.

M.I.L.F. – Babe: https://youtu.be/hTBWZjo_Ey4

Lineup:

Simone Galli – Lead Vocals
Zip Faster – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Luca Ferri “Ciccio” – Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Andrea Devoti – Bass
Mirko Bernardi – Drums

Label: Volcano Records

Out: January 10th, 2020

Playing time: 48:50

Track list:

  • Hottest Dream
  • Sell Your Pills
  • Babe
  • Blame It On The Vodka
  • Last Hand
  • “I Have A Dream”
  • Peace Of War
  • Unleash The Beast
  • Crazy For Love
  • Inner Fire
  • Bad Boys
  • Mama Kin (cover)

Rating : 8/10

MHF Magazine/Rainer Kerber

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