Courtney Barnett is a 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia, who releases her debut album here in the form of a summary of two EPs released in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Kruk made people sit up and take notice with their penultimate album "It Will Not Come Back" (2011) with Doogie White (Rainbow, Demon's Eye, Tank, Michael Schenker) as guest singer. The successor "Be3" (2012) maintained the high standard. "Before He'll Kill You" is her actual debut album and already has all the ingredients that make these two albums so worth listening to. The Poles attach great importance to classic hard rock quotes from the seventies and eighties. There should not be missing a sometimes dominant keyboard. However, on "Before He'll Kill You", which is now re-released with three live bonus tracks, they often seem too impetuous, as if a still unfinished NWOBHM band were about to copy Rainbow and Deep Purple. One of the bonus tracks proves that they are excellent at this. That's where they celebrate Knocking At Your Back Door at its finest. Unfortunately not everything fit together with the own songs. An exception like the Samson-like "Reality (It's A Foolish Cry)" proves that Kruk was already a serious troupe in 2009.
Top track: Reality (It's A Foolish Cry)