Rebellion, infectious riffs, and superb gang chants
Hardcore Superstar (not to be confused with pro-wrestling's Rated R Superstar) have returned to spread more Swedish sleeze rock across the globe. It's only been 2 years since the prior self-titled release and it's largely similar with upbeat party rock loaded to the lights with rebellion, infectious riffs, and superb gang chants. "Wake up Dead in a Garbage Can" has all the exuberance of the prior CD's "We Don't Celebrate Sundays", "Sophisticated Ladies" is glammy filth and "Sorry for the Shape I'm In" has nothing to feel sorry about. It's not a misnomer to say that this time around they sound more grown-up with a tighter guitar sound and more mature lead melodies, most evident on the title track "Dreamin in a Casket", but the odd lyrics are still there making me believe that if some of the 80's hair metal bands snorted Gold Bond Medicated Powder instead of cocaine, this is the direction they would've went. If the last one was up your alley, you should enjoy the trip back on this one.
Note: Please don't snort Gold Bond! It was a joke.