Hair Glam Metal Band from Vicenza Italy
A.T. Rooster: Vocals
Dany Rockett: Guitar
Alex Jawbone: Guitar
Jack Chevy: Bass
Mikki Mixx: Drums
T.M.T.T.80 released on April 29, 2022, via Sneakout Records/Burning Minds Music Group
- “Take Me To The 80’s”
- “One Night Together”
- “Chic & Destroy”
- “Rock Hard (In My Party!)”
- “We Are The Rock”
- “Red Lips”
- “Raise Your Fist”
- “Back In Time”
My first thought when I saw the title and track names was “This will be fun and nostalgic”. I was right! It is fun with a lot of great hooks and catchy choruses. “Countach”, “Chic & Destroy” and “Take me to the 80’s” are my favorites on this album and are great displays of these features. They are sing-along songs with shreddy guitar riffs that make you want to reach out and grab your air guitar and jam along.
The two ballads “One Night Together” and “Tonight” give that nostalgic feeling from the sweet melodic sound to the endearing, yet sometimes campy lyrics.
Singer A.T. Rooster has a cool vocal range that had me questioning if there were one or two singers at first. The songs “Rock Hard (In My Party!)”, “We are the Rock” and “Red Lips” showcase his gravelly, Blackie Lawless-esq vocals. While other songs are smooth and AOR.
You can definitely hear the influences of W.A.S.P, Pretty Boy Floyd and Steel Panther in their music. Going back to the 80s is what they wanted and they have accomplished that for sure.
That being said the return to the 80s theme runs strongly throughout the album, possibly a little too strong, since their chants of “let’s go back to the 80s” showed up in one way or another in many of the songs. I did find that it became redundant.
However, there’s a lot of good to T.M.T.T. 80s. I enjoyed the vocal range of A.T. Rooster, the shredding guitars of Dany Rockett and Alex Jawbone, and the infectious hooks that make up the record.
I am pretty sure, that if I were to go back to the 80s, my 15-year-old self would have that record on my turntable and Reckless posters on my wall!
My score 3.5/5
My 15-year-old self’s score 4/5