De La Cruz [Review]


De La Cruz
2011, self-released

1. Good As It Gets
2. Lust Fame Money
3. Runaway
4. Back To The 80’s
5. Fire Inside
6. De La Cruz

Roxxi Catalano – Vocals
Casey Jones – Guitar
Rory Joy – Guitar
Grant Daniell – Bass
Lacey Lane – Drums

Produced by: Casey Jones

De La Cruz describe themselves as an “80’s influenced, riff-powered Arena Rock band from the Gold Coast, Australia!!” I can’t argue with that. With obvious influences like Def Leppard, KISS, Motley Crue and Van Halen, the band’s self-released EP is insanely good.

Released as a free download through the band’s Facebook, this self-titled EP has very strong production values and each song is so catchy. Like their influences, De La Cruz knows how to effortlessly blend hard rock with pop hooks. These guys are right up there with Reckless Love and Steel Panther as one of the best modern pop-metal acts around right now. “Lust Fame Money” is a pop-metal masterpiece.

Now that the band is signed to Frontiers Records (the perfect home for them as far as I’m concerned), I’m very anxious to hear what the band has come up with.

Highlights: “Good As It Gets”, “Lust Fame Money”, “Back To The 80’s”, “Fire Inside”


Posted on February 13, 2013, in De La Cruz and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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