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Loaded Gun / Press

“This album includes seven tracks from New Jersey's Loaded Gun. This is 80's inspired hard rock that reminds me some of 80's Alice Cooper, Little Caesar, Cinderella, and others. "Loaded Gun" comes sliding on with a comfortable groove and gets even better as it goes along. "Lie alone" begins with a thick and heavy vibe. This is a fairly basic track, but it benefits from being very tight and easy to get into. "Slow Love" starts out slow for a few seconds before launching into some meaty riffs. This song reminded me a little of Zodiac Mindwarp”

"Hard candy blues" opens with some brief guitar swirls before leading into a steady tempo. This track definitely revolves around the vocals and it works on that level. "Revolution" comes on with a different tone from any of the previous tracks. It's slightly more modern and a little more serious. This is the only track on the album that goes over five minutes. The vocals are strong and the music has enough changes to keep the flow going, but this was the first time on the album where I felt like they were not totally comfortable with what they doing. It's still good, but not as smooth as the previous tracks. "You were mine" is a ballad and it takes a little time to get going, but once it does they own this song and really make it end on a high note. The final track "She likes thunder and lightning" reminds me of late 80's hard rock with yet another smooth chorus leading the way. Overall I really enjoyed this album and it made me want to hear more Loaded Gun.

“Tracks like Lie Alone project a small Ian Astbury vibe while the guitars of Dave and Ron add a rhythmic crunch that bleed into a fun soloing banjos. Hard Candy Blues has a big 80's feel especially with starting the song off with a big ballsy solo. Starting out right away with a confident solo proclaims "Take my cock bitch." We struggle; we fight; we push at the inner thighs of Loaded Gun, but their force, power, and expertise, overwhelms us and soon we are suckling their meaty riffs and bulbous bass lines. Yes, we feel terrible after it, but in a good way. Like you just sucked off a priest for salvation. Gloriously redeeming! Loaded Gun are slowly working on their first EP and we can't wait to hear it. Actually, you'll listen to it too because you have no choice. Hair Metal has returned, or at least, it has never left New Jersey.”

“Loaded Gun's EP Review I found a band claiming to be from the dreaded state of New Jersey. Not many people claim residence in the "state that always stinks" ® but that isn't stopping Loaded Gun from Mullica Hills, NJ. I shudder to think what is actually under those hills in Mullica, but I hope to never find out. According to the band's Reverb Nation page, Ed Owens "eats, breathes and sleeps, hair." That is a strange fetish for even a guy from New Jersey. Oh, eats, breathes, and sleeps hair METAL." The band tossed a few tracks up on their Reverb Nation page and one of my favorites is Loaded Gun. The recordings were done in a dank basement that probably doubled as a snuff film location knowing New Jersey, but you can get a good feeling for the vocal ability of Ed Owens. He has that throwback with a bit of the patented snarl and high soar typical of most 80's hair metal.”

“One of the best bands to appear for some time.”