Top-rated reviews have started appearing online and in print for new album 88MPH as well as live reviews & interviews from Hard Rock Hell VI, so we thought we’d compile them here.
ATTICA RAGE @ HARD ROCK HELL VI, Wales Dec 2012
Metal Hammer magazine’s review of Hard Rock Hell VI gave a 9/10 rating for Attica’s set along with a pic of Jonny in mid-yell (the only bands of the whole weekend to score 9 or higher were Attica Rage, Testament, Dr Feelgood, Gaskin & Chasar!) “Playing meaty, mighty biker metal with scantily clad dancers breathing fire and blowing sparks, the burly Scotsmen dig out ferocious AC/DC & Motorhead covers to guarantee a euphoric reception, even at 3am.” Read the full review in the current issue (#240 Feb 2013), on sale now.
MetalkTalk.net commented similarly in their festival review. The band had chatted to Daryl from MetalTalk earlier in the day – click here to listen to the interview on MetalTalk.net
88MPH Album Reviews
An unexpected but overwhelmingly positive album review was published in the Sunday Sport a few weeks back. Who’d have thought Attica Rage would ever be featured in this national UK institution of a Sunday paper?!! No nudy boobies on display from the boys though, you’ll be glad to hear….just a cracking 4* review from Carl Evans: “88MPH is red-blooded, hard n’ heavy rock with a full beard…If this was 1990, Attica Rage would be playing your local football stadium next week and providing the soundtrack to the latest Arnie blockbuster. But this is 2013 and bands don’t make REAL hard rock albums anymore, do they? The answer is YES! Attica Rage do! Buy it. Crank your stereo all the way f**king up and enjoy!” Click the image above to read the full review.
“88MPH certainly lives up to it’s title, a full throttle, law breaking, fuel burning, tyre screeching bat out of Hell if ever there was. The Attica Rage sound and ethic has always been one of no compromise, no bullshit, honest Rock N Roll, and although the band continue to develop and evolve in terms of writing and delivery, that core feature remains, which is surely to be applauded in today’s fickle, fad driven market ….one of the years best Hard Rock/Metal albums. A definite ’must have’ in my book.” PlanetMosh (9/10) – read the full review here
“88MPH smacks of good times, hard-hitting biker rock which will thrill you, amaze you and batter your senses! ….a pretty damn phenomenal piece of work and a progression in the right direction” The Mayfair MallZine – read the full review here
“(88MPH) is an open and honest hard rock album with no frills or padding but with a huge heart created by four guys that live, sleep, eat and breath Attica Rage…. Gutsy hard rock at its best. 4.5 / 5” GetReadyToRock – read the full review here
“Attica Rage once again prove they still have what it takes to hang with the big boys…a hell of an album that’s on par if not better than Road Dog and is one of my favourite albums of the year.” RockFusion – read the full review here
“88MPH is the continuation of a remarkable course and an exceptional, really tight ensemble of ten songs….Good melodies, choruses that you stick with, guitar volume (and production volume); it’s basically a pure metal album without pointing at any of the classic bands of the past.” RockPages.gr (Greece) – read the full review here
Finally, the first review in for the new Attica Rage live concert & documentary film: “(Road Dog Forever DVD) represents an excellent opportunity to acquaint yourself with one of the hardest working and most fan friendly bands on the circuit at the moment. A release that gives an intriguing and in-depth view of a band laid bare before the camera, warts and all. Highly recommended.” PlanetMosh – read the full review here