Airbourne - Breakin’ Outta Hell

Airbourne Breakin’ Outta Hell cover
Airbourne
Breakin’ Outta Hell
Spinefarm Records
2016
3.5
True to the 3-year rendezvous, the Aussie guys are back with their fourth full-length album, offering the same things again without any slight thought of a minor change or what! I would respect this band a lot more if they respected themselves and they didn’t try to be a bad AC/DC clone just from the first day. That wannabe AC/DC hard rock & roll music is OK at parts; yet, apart from boring, it is too repetitive and unimaginative on the whole. Yeah, anyone can play like AC/DC or better, one can try hard to mimic AC/DC but none can even touch the prototype… everyone else will always be a “bad joke” clone that will be forgotten a few years after disbanding… cuz if you’re not original, none will give a shit about you and you won’t ever be in the rock history books.
 
The production is superb… Bob Marlette, who produced it, and Mike Fraser (Aerosmith, AC/DC, etc.), who engineered & mixed it, both did an exceptional job. The whole package is fine and the band is touring like crazy to promote their shit… but sorry I won’t take it, not now not ever. I do not fancy clone bands – I’ll better stick with the original ones, cuz if there weren’t any original bands, then this kind of music would have become a “clone graveyard” with no future at all… goodnight!