"Glamdemic" (Moribund Records; 2024)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Ferrett's "Glamdemic" is ten tracks and nearly fifty minutes of Sunset Blvd heavy metal clichés, silly lyrics (many about beer), glam metal posing, and is the kind of record that could actually bring your IQ level down each time you listen to it.

And I fucking loved every moment of it.

I've often said, on these very pages, that rock'n'roll is supposed to be fun. Kiss said it best: "Rock'n'roll all night, and party every day." Ferrett gets that. Their music is not just a glam metal album, it's an unapologetic celebration of the genre, complete with songs about partying too hard ("Don't Tell Jen"), the metal/grunge feud ("Glamdemic") and—as mentioned above—beer ("Drinking Beers"). They don't avoid the old, cheesy, glam metal clichés. They embrace them. "Glamdemic" sounds like it could almost be an album that Poison recorded during their heyday. It's a throwback sound that will bring a smile to the goofiness of it all. Remember how much fun that was?

I don't know. I guess there are those out there who are glad that glam metal faded away. For me, it's pretty fucking great to hear it again, especially when played with the enthusiasm and pure, unadulterated  joy that Ferrett plays on "Glamdemic."

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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