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NYMPHO – V.I.P.

Nympho – V.I.P. (2009, Perris Records)

1. “Ignited” … 4:10
2. “Green Lights Go” … 3:33
3. “You Gotta Love” … 3:51
4. “I Ain’t Over You” … 5:49
5. “Get Down (Nymphomaniac)” … 3:16
6. “All Night Long” … 3:51
7. “New Life” … 1:28
8. “Resurrection” … 4:10
9. “Say It” … 4:34
10. “Reason To Rock” … 3:28
11. “Tits & Ass” … 4:07
12. “Without You Tonight” … 4:37

Band:
Criss Sexx – Vocals
Dick – Guitars
Olavo Barroka – Bass
Pablo Pinheiro – Drums

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this album given this Brazilian band’s name, it just seems too amateurish and attention-whorish (so do a few of the band members’ names). The cover doesn’t do the band any favors either, but behind that cover is a pretty rockin’ album. Perris Records has released a number of slick AOR albums lately, and Nympho definitely has an AOR quality to them (“You Gotta Love”, “I Ain’t Over You”), but they also have a lot in common with ’80s glam and sleaze (“Get Down (Nymphomaniac)”, “Reason To Rock” and “Green Lights Go”). Surprisingly, though I am in love with the subjects, I do not care for “Tits & Ass”.

The band lists KISS, Bon Jovi and L.A. Guns as influences. I hear L.A. Guns, but not so much KISS and Bon Jovi. I do hear a bit of Twisted Sister & Poison though and Criss Sexx’s vocals remind me of Jaime St. James (Black ‘N Blue/ex-Warrant) and Donnie Vie (ex-Enuff Z’nuff).

I’m not a fan of any of the ballads here, they’re just too sappy and cheesy, but all of that is standard for melodic rock, so I don’t hold it against them. Nympho has proven this though — when they want to rock, they do a pretty good job of it. Should they stay away from the ballads on the next album and they’ll have a real crowd pleasing release. As for V.I.P. (“very indecent people”), it’s a mild recommendation for a band that has potential to do better next time.

Highlights: “Ignited”, “Green Lights Go”, “Get Down (Nymphomaniac)”, “All Night Long”, “Reason To Rock”

www.myspace.com/nymphovip
www.perrisrecords.com

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