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Review: Fair Warning – Pimp Your Past

Let’s all skip back to the 80’s when AOR was in its infancy and get into the groove. Fair Warning are masters but after 25 years on the road it’s good catching up with the past, as it brings back happy memories of a bygone era.

The tracks have that heavy groove embedded in them although they are melodic and catchy, which always helps. The added ‘bounce’ and the fact it is easy to get into the songs, after a short while you are singing along and your body just starts to do its own thing.  The album is a glorious romp with irresistible groove and carries a superb edge with melodic incitement.

Track after track offers challenging riffs and spicy beats that wraps you in elegant pleasure. You can listen to this album any time of the day or night and squeeze yourself some infectious groove – it never gets old, and of course there is some powerful heaviness added to its bones that makes for great listening.

Fair Warning The bass hooks draw you into their seductive intensity, while the vocals are pitch perfect and reminiscent of an 80’s feel. The addictive qualities are never ending and have you in their sight for sure.

Fair Warning offer a fascinating 11 tracks of sheer indulgence, some heavier than others, some more calming and melodic with sweet lyrics, so it is a good balance of music.

All are quite epic or anthem driven but there’s something for everyone here. Littered with the ability to soothe and rock to their hearts content, which is a great ability to possess and equipped with all the flavour to seduce.

How many of us have stood in front of the mirror with a hair brush and sang along to tracks of this nature? I bet it is a fair few!

Pimp your Past is exactly what this album does, for all of us old enough to have one. It makes me feel sorry for the younger generation, who missed out on the 80’s as metal was coming into its own back then and gathering momentum, but great that Fair Warning have brought the genre into the 21st Century and revived it with irresistible passion.

It is quite a tame album unless you have an open mind and a relentless heart for music of all genres.

But just let yourself go!

Pimp Your Past is out 12th December 2016 via Steamhammer/SPV.

Pagan Hel
Pagan Hel
RAMzine Senior Writer - Although my fingers don't play frets they write with enthusiasm for metal!!!!!!

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