Judging by the names behind their glittery clothing, it's an easy guess that Hollywood Burnouts have been listening to Motley Crue for their entire life. A test to the water, Burnouts EP is a declaration that Germany's glam and sleaze is alive and well. Consisted of 4 solid tracks, the young guns have a lot to prove in their upcoming full length album which supposed to be out early next year.
'Tonight' is a melodic rock gem to kickstart the party. The standard setup of Verse/Chorus/Guitar Solo is perfectly done, some catchy hooks on the chorus to fill your head, and the barrage of beautiful solos crash in like a giant tidal wave hitting the wrecked-up beach. 'Gimme, Gimme, Gimme' is bearing the risk that can piss Bret Michaels off for pillaging the rhythm of their well-known hit, 'Unskinny Bop'.
'Roll The Dice' is rolling with a slick riffs, thunderous tempo, and sing-along hooks. 'Show Me Your Love' heavily reminds me of L.A.Guns softer track from their 1992's album, 'Hollywood Vampires'. A great acoustical ballad with a superb guitar delivery by the axeman, Chrizzy Roxx. Mike Nazzty's vocal is a bit accented but still acceptable, it's obvious that he's not coming from the west side of America, but you have to give that man a big round of applause for doin' such a good job here.
This one is a very nice and raw sleaze glam combo with late-80s melodic rock, a pleasant gift from Deutschland, and clearly deserved an 80% rating from me.