HOTEL DIABLO – RETURN TO PSYCHO , CALIFORNIA – SCARLET RECORDS – OUT NOW

 Hotel Diablo is the new lovechild from Alex Grossi (guitar) and Rick Stitch (vocals). Together with Mike Duda (bass) and Mike Dupke (drums) they put out one hell of a rock band.
“Return to Psycho,California”  is their debut. Time to strap on some leather pants and get this party started!

 

Hotel Diablo is:
 

Alex Grossi
Rick Stitch
Mike Duda
Mike Dupke

Return to Psycho, California
The records kicks in with a decent rocker. My heart skips a beat of joy and there we go again on the well known rollercoaster called hard rock!. Alex is showing off some great riffs while Mike and Mike are pounding out some great beats! Rick his voice is perfectly thrown over these songs. No wonder with no less then Gilby Clarke who produced this album!

It seems that Hotel Diablo has put some new life in the hard rock scene. They definitely put some new life in a cover of Oasis. At first I was like WTF, but half a minute later when the song really kicks in, I must say that even a cheesy song like Wonderwall sounds great by these guys! With 11 songs on this record  and a good mix between ballads and rockers, Hotel Diablo shows they are diverse enough to keep my attention. That they put two alternate version on the album seems as a minor. But both versions of the songs are a nice treat for the ears. Looking forward to the summer and drive hard blasting these tunes!

Conclusion:
Hotel Diablo shows that hard rock isn’t dead but alive and kicking! For all those who love the rock, go and buy! Fingers crossed for a show in Holland very soon! Till then the player on repeat! Great rocker and one of the biggest suprises from 2012

Score 4,5 out 5

Tracklist:

01. Taken
02. All These Years
03. What You Do To Me
04. Psycho, California
05. Bury You
06. Set It Off
07. Wicked Lines
08. Wonderwall
09. Trigger
10. What You Do To Me (Alt)
11. Bury You (Alt)

www.thehoteldiablo.com
www.alexgrossimusic.com

Written by Ronald van de Baan

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