BAI BANG – Rock Of Life (2017)
Swedish uber-melodic rockers BAI BANG will release their new album “Rock Of Life” next April 28 through German label AOR Heaven. Since their origins, Bai Bang’s aim was to deliver simple, fun, entertaining melodic rock, and this new album isn’t the exception.
Bai Bang’s recipe for Melodic Rock lay on the basics when you try to craft a hit: short song length, sing-along choruses, easy living melodies and catchiness all over.
The new disc is more melodic and quite more commercial than previous excursions. Diddi´s vocals are stronger and have more depth than we have heard before… and the music contains the same high level of intensity with positive and bright messages and will become instant anthems for all melodic rockers, young and veterans.
Title track and ‘Stop Messin´ Around’ are two tracks here that perfectly sums-up what Bai Bang is all about; fun, toe-tapping melodic rock with crystal clear vocals and polished production.
‘Hey Hey You’ is sticky akin Warrant, they turn the volume up for ‘Smoking Hot’, and ‘Gonna Rock You’ is designed for the arenas.
All are good, entertaining songs, and the band delivers a solid acoustic version of ‘Only the Best Die Young’ (an old rocker from the band) and even flirt with classic rock on closer ‘Telephone Line’.
Bai Bang keep it true to their original premise: entertain you. “Rock Of Life” is a solid, very enjoyable collection of Melodic Rock tunes perfectly crafted and recorded by mastermind Diddi Kastenholt (vocals / songwriter), a veteran who knows a trick or two about this genre…
The album is subtitled ‘Do You Wanna Taste It’, and definitely you should do it.
01 – Crazy Night
02 – Hey Hey You
03 – Heart and Soul
04 – Rock of Life
05 – Stop Messin’ Around
06 – Only the Best Die Young (Acoustic Version)
07 – Smoking Hot
08 – Gonna Rock You
09 – Runaway
10 – Gimme All Your Love
11 – Telephone Line
Diddi Kastenholt – Vocals
Filip Wilhelmsson – Guitar, backing vocals
Christoffer Svensson – Bass
Oskar Wennberg – Drums