‘Cracked Open and Bruised’ is the official debut album from these Stockholm mop heads. Producer Fredrik Lundberg (Divine Sin, Diamond Dogs) turned the dials at Monophobic Studios. It’s a progressive stride compared to the band’s 2001 demo. The guitars are still sweat-soaked boogie, somewhere like an Electric Boys/Salty Dog swagger. I enjoyed the charging rocker “Superstar” four years ago, and this version is an upgrade. Strings are a little thicker and the cool 70’s vocal melody is preserved. The group has a single, “Let’s Roll”, that’s also a promo video (remember those?). Punk is a good portion of the sound, evident on fast-burners like “Low, Broke and Pissed”. I like the moody broken-heart spirit of power-ballad “Do You Think About Me?”.