Chromatic Black / Chromatic Black
Album: Chromatic Black   Collection:General
Artist:Chromatic Black   Added:Feb 2011
Label:Ok! Good Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-09-11 Pull Date: 2011-11-13
Week Ending: Nov 6 Oct 16
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 05, 2011: European Musings
Night Time
2. Oct 09, 2011: Aural Surgery
Stay On Holiday

Album Review
Rob Huffman
Reviewed 2011-08-30
Note: Only 07, 08 & 09 are FCC clean!

Neo-70s punk a la Rancid (but w/ an 80s hard rock touch—these Germans are a wee bit silly, party-oriented). Expect shouted vocals (w/ exceptions where noted), anthemic choruses w/ the whole band shouting, in your face guitars (although occasionally clean or twangy), picked distorted bass, straightforward, upbeat bashed drums. As a whole, the album gets a bit monotonous.

Best tracks: 02 (not clean), 07, 08

01 Scream And Shout (3:15): fits above description
02 Alright (Cos Nothing Is Alright) (3:35): tribal drums, very riffy, vox use affectation, is that a sitar? –this is a “safe harbor” hit!
03 Do You Wanna (3:37): starts w/ electronic drums, heavy bass, rung-out gtrs, a little more mid-tempo, but the choruses are rowdy
04 Under Pressure (3:01): more sitar, tribal drums, vox are deep/ resonate; slower stop/go versus, then typical rocking verse
05 Human Animals (3:24): staccato rhythm, very silly vox
06 Asshole In The Mirror (2:46): 3-chord verse, anthemic chorus
07 Stay On Holiday (2:51): 2-chord verse, anthemic chorus
08 Night Time (3:45): cowbell, funky bass, countryesque drums a la “Ballroom Blitz”
09 Cos We Are All Spiders Caught In Our Own Web (3:53): starts w/ clean gtr, vox w/ affectation this time a la Alice Cooper; driving chorus
10 Too Primitive For Intelligence (2:55): typical Chromatic BLaCK; lots of effects on the gtrs—very wet
11 No Reason (3:37): mid-tempo, riffy; all the sudden they’re political

Track Listing
1. Scream And Shout   6. Asshole In The Mirror
2. Alright (Cos Nothing Is Alright)   7. Stay On Holiday
3. Do You Wanna   8. Night Time
4. Under Pressure   9. Cos We Are All Spiders Caught In Our Own Web
5. Human Animals   10. Too Primitive For Intelligence
  11. No Reason