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Brand New Breed
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We first stumbled upon PEEPSHOW back in 2009 when they released their debut CD “Out For Blood”, which was rawer in nature compared to this latest offering, “Brand New Breed”. It has been two plus years since that debut release and the band have had time to mature their sound and grow as a unit. The new CD is full-combustion with tastes of KISS, CRASHDÏET, MÖTLEY CRÜE, ALICE COOPER and many others. Lead vocalist Johnny Gunn had time to nurture the chords as you will hear some great range with highs, lows and screams that will amaze.



Brand New Breed” opens with a subtle intro instrumental with narration talking about a new world order and laughs that run into the first vocal track (and their first video off “Brand New Breed”) “Let Go”. The song really highlights the emotion and talents of PEEPSHOW as musically and lyrically the song explodes; “Let Go” lyrically says how we are being beat down but will rise again and Rusty Gill’s guitar slinging just goes off.


“Live Free Or Die” is just a chilling song that will have the crowds up on their feet with fists in the air and rocking out. It’s sure to be an anthem. Listen to Mr. Gunn on this one. Does he sound like he has the screams of Dave Lepard (CRASHDÏET)?


One of my favorite tracks is “Trouble” as it has those great essences of the 80’s, which brings the levels up to ecstasy heights. Its harmonies and background vocals are reminiscent of the classic era of the 80’s for sure!



Many bands may shy away from keyboards but PEEPSHOW add depth with the keys and that brings a fuller, more complete sound to the songs. Check out “Only A Dream”. What I really like about PEEPSHOW is that they really don’t shy away from any kind of direction musically. “Only A Dream” could be a great ALICE COOPER meets SMASHING PUMPKINS type tune. Amazing!


Pump it up for “All Or Nothing” with full throttle power. Johnny Gunn and the boys in PEEPSHOW are simply stunning. Listening to “Out For Blood” and “Brand New Breed” is like day and night. PEEPSHOW will gain a huge fan base with “Brand New Breed” and it will elevate these boys as an entity in music (if there is any justice).


PEEPSHOW is not all about the heavy side of music either. They show plenty of diversity and you will hear that on the killer ballad “Irreversible”. Once again Johnny Gunn will become an icon and PEEPSHOW will reach star status if all is right in the music world.



PEEPSHOW comes right back with Suffer”, which is a hard rocking tune that will once again make you stand tall. Drummer Hammy shows his chops on this one and makes himself noticed.

Next tune up is the title track “Brand New Breed” and it smokes. I’m sure it wasn’t easy picking a title track for the CD because there are so many great songs to pick from but you’ll love this one.


Ending the disc is “Follow Your Instincts”, which should be another crowd anthem that will raise the glory flag of a brand new breed called PEEPSHOW.
Listening to “Brand New Breed” track by track was like listening to a greatest hits release for me. Not one filler in the bunch. The CD is full of rockers, anthems, ballads and more. This one is a keeper and mark my words, you will love this release and will want to listen to it over and over again! What a great start to 2012.

 

 

 

 


Band Lineup:
  • Johnny Gunn Vocals
  • Rusty Gill Lead Guitar
  • Dagan Wilkin - Guitar
  • Hexy Glaze Bass
  • Hammy Drums
Track Listing:
  1. Intro
  2. Let Go
  3. Live Free Or Die
  4. Trouble
  5. Only A Dream
  6. All Or Nothing
  7. Feed On Me
  8. Irreversible
  9. Suffer
  10. Romance Is Dead
  11. Star Eyes
  12. Brand New Breed
  13. Walking The Dead
  14. Follow Your Instincts




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