Does the Rock need a rescue? The four Stockholmers from Straight Frank will find: definitely. Above all, she believes he desperately needs more authenticity. The quartet didn't just write it down in the band names and titles of their debut album. (straight = honest, straightforward, direct; frank = sincere, open). There are ten melodic rock songs, which you can clearly hear the preference of their makers for grunge and classic hard rock, rather direct and unadorned. A lot of power - like the live shows of the band - comes through the loudspeakers. Songwriting and musical implementation deserve eight points. The matter of independence alone doesn't quite work out. In six out of ten cases the band sounds exactly like Audioslave (at most with a bit more opulent instrumentation and arrangement). However, the statement by Chris Cornell's vocal twin Tobias Gustavsson that anyone who works in such a stylistic and purist manner cannot reinvent the wheel of rock music testifies to honesty towards himself.
Top track: Bloodred Sky