MAY 16th 2015

Review by: Metal Mom

Record Label: Century Media
Release Dates: February 9 Europe (digital only) / February 10 North America

Band Members:
Russell Allen - Lead Vocals
Mike Orlando - guitars
AJ Pero - drums
Erik Leonhardt - bass
Current Location: East Coast USA

Genre: Slammin', Groovin' & Shreddin' METAL

Dearly Departed is out now for all to enjoy. And enjoy you will. For me, I wasn’t too sure what to expect from Adrenaline Mob, as I have never reviewed a CD from them before. But I am always open to new music. So I gave it a listen or two or three, yes, it caught my ear. Maybe it was that I new a few of the classic cover songs, or that is was something fresh and inviting. Either way, it was a real pleasure to review.

You will find an acoustic version of songs from earlier Adrenaline Mob releases, one unreleased “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” (Men of Honor). You will find 4 cover songs, I grew up with a few of the songs, and listening to Charlie Daniels Band “The Devil Went Down to Georgia, so I was a little cautious about what they did with it, you know, some songs you always think should be left alone. They did an amazing job of it, you know its still that old classic, but their rendition of it is amazing. I know some of you are not going to be happy with cover songs, but you really need to sit back and give them a listen, because they have created and remade the songs with a unique twist, an Adrenaline Mob twist. I am pretty sure you will enjoy. You will also find a previously unreleased track from the 2nd album, 3 acoustic renditions from 2012 debut "Omertà", and “Men of Honor”, and an edited version of “Men of Honor” track “Dearly Departed”. Also they cover Pat Travers’ “Snortin Whiskey” and Queen’s “Tie Your Mother Down”, and there are also some Black Sabbath songs here.

Track Listings:
01. Snortin' Whiskey (PAT TRAVERS cover)
02. Dearly Departed (edited version of "Men Of Honor" track)
03. The Devil Went Down To Georgia (CHARLIE DANIELS BAND cover)
04. Crystal Clear (acoustic version of "Men Of Honor" track)
06. Gets You Through The Night (unreleased track from "Men Of Honor" sessions)
07. Angel Sky (acoustic version of Omerta track)
08. All On The Line (acoustic version of Omerta track)
09. Tie Your Mother Down (QUEEN cover)

I really do recommend this, and if you are not sure, give the video a listen. You will be intrigued.

“The Devil Went Down to Georgia”.