BANG BANG FIRECRACKER set loose their debut album, Welcome To The Slaughterhouse, on Friday 22nd February. We asked Kieron from the band to give us an exclusive insight to each of the tracks on the album:
Welcome to the Slaughterhouse
Subject; Gossip, Rumour, Playing to the Gallery.
I laid the foundation for the album with a dramatic piano intro. Slaughterhouse kicks in and this is fast paced, Hard Rock with attitude & a solid punch. Short, sharp, technical guitar solos and fast alternating thrashy rhythms lead into big Chorus’. The song tails dynamically into a half time outro that slows the pace for the following track. Check out the video, here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPvhee9X_GA
This is the Slow-Grind track on the album. Huge drums and neck wrenching guitar riffs accompany gravelly vocals, walking bass lines & a BIG, catchy chorus. There is a more restrained Blues based feel to the guitar solo and a sing-a-long outro!
All Thriller No Filler
Subject; Cocaine Addiction.
The intro has a lounge band feel to it with a slight swing to the bassline that accompanies some crisp clean guitar chords! The main guitar melodies take inspiration from an old school 80’s/90’s band from Denmark called D.A.D. The music and feel at the core of the track mirror the rest of the album, but the clean guitar lines give this track a distinct character.
This track is undeniably influenced by classic Thrash bands like Slayer, Exodus and Lamb of God. These thrash type rhythms are interlaced with groovier sections, killer drum lines and a more accessible and legible vocal style. Listen out for the little evil voices in this track ????
Continuing the heavier theme, Immortalized starts off with a tricky alternating rhythm in a Lamb of God style. This track features Quick Fire, technical guitar solos that were inspired by the late, great Randy Rhoads. And there is a Drum Solo!
Subject; Ex Girlfriends?
Witch Proof is fast paced and has a more Punk feel to it. Slap Bass Lines adorn the verses and the Chorus’ are yet again, highly Infectious. A cheeky Wah-Wah Guitar Solo leads into a bass showcase and the outro Chorus sees the song out at a furious pace! This is a Headbangers Paradise. Watch the lyric video, here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_7TBTJbhME
Subject; Scarlet Gollum
A more mid-paced track, Great big guitar riffs, scattered with melodies, massive drums, venomous lyrics and super-tight rhythms. There is a sweet dynamic section just before the song builds into the double length guitar solo.
Hellbent for Pleasure
Subject; Tour Excess
The first track written for the album. This also became the first single and video release; heavily inspired by my dealings with Chris Holmes and the shenanigans that surrounded the Mean Man European tour in 2017. This is a Heavy riff-based track with gritty vocals, and cool guitar solos! The track plays with drum dynamics, dips with a tribal style drum pattern, then slaps back with heavy accents. Hellbent is a true and un-deniable crowd pleaser for Head Bangers and Pole Dancers alike!