Sassy Society “Lipstick Love Affair”

This glam metal band from Hamburg, Germany was founded in 2012, they released a 6 song EP, and now bring us this new 12 song album. The opening song (“Don’t Mess With The Boys”) sounds a bit surprising when the singer tries to hit those heavy metal high pitched notes that makes you look twice if any glass has been broken around. Luckily, “Sassy Time” sounds much better, more melodic, and “Broken Baby” confirms the melodic hard rock direction, in a DOKKEN way, while “Ashley” brings more SKID ROW to mind.
Unfortunately, the Axl Rose impersonation doesn’t work too well on “True Love”, “Game I Play”, and “Black Roses”, the band sounds far better on “Lipstick Love Affair”, definitely the best song on the album ; at least the one you’ll sing after listening to the record.
There’s some good potential here, but SASSY SOCIETY will probably gain a lot when breaking away from their (too) obvious influences./Laurent C.
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Sassy Society “S/T” EP

SASSY SOCIETY is a new band from Hamburg, Germany (great city by the way!) They introduce themselves with these 6 hard rawkin’ songs that could be described as a mix of classic heavy rock and 80s US sleaze rock (the singer is sure influenced by Axl Rose!)
“There’s No Right Way To Die” also shows some melodic hard rock (bands like GOTTHARD) influences and “Drug Store” leans more towards the 70s rock side. We can also find some obvious GUNS N’ ROSES traces in “Infectious Love” for instance as well as in most guitar solos.
We have a bunch of solid players here and these guys could share some stages with French band AESTHESIA, but overall the songs need more hooks and identity to really stand out from all the 80s revival bands around these days. Their next release will tell!/Laurent C.