The debut from this Danish crew serves as a lesson in the craft of fusing rock'n'roll nostalgia with heavy metal thunder. As the band name suggests, the album is, indeed, a super-charged dose of metal that drives with an unwavering passion throughout. More often than not, it references a multitude of legendary rock acts in such a deliberate manner that it's clear these guys have absorbed all the essential ingredients of their favorite bands and cooked up their own blend of metal'n'roll that, while definitely familiar, is quite unique. There's a distinct Southern feel on here, so much so that you would be forgiven for thinking that SuperCharger hail from the USA rather than Denmark. As for the variety of bands that are referenced, there are simply too many to mention in detail. From the offset there's a Guns n' Roses thing going on, particularly in the use of the piano and the riffing style they employ. The guitar aspect continues throughout the album, albeit mainly in the small nuances heard in the background here and there, while the use of the piano regularly conjures up visions of Axl and Co. in their "Use your illusion" years. There are also regular nods and winks to Mötley Crüe, Aerosmith, AC/DC and even the likes of Little Angels and Status Quo, all executed with a metalized style that affords it a sound unique to SuperCharger. A great little discovery for fans of any of the aforementioned bands and, I would dare say, an eye-opener for fans of Southern rock.
- John Norby