„We are Crossplane and we are playing rock’n roll“…..hm..to what band remembers that slogan of the german band Crossplane ? Right… to the Rock’n Roll band itself…Motörhead. And if you know that the band call their music „Rockshit“ then you know where the roots of Crossplane lie.
Even the artwork of their first EP called „High Speed Operation“ that will be reviewed here, has a little touch of Lemmy and his guys.
So…is Crossplane only a Motörhead cover band with own songs ? We will find out now….
The band was founded 2010 and made their experience earlier in other bands and projects.
The operation starts with „No Win Situation“. Simple guitar base theme and first surprise…the vocals are not a cheap Lemmy clone. More like in Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society. Catchy, dirty refrain. Yes…Crossplane’s sound smell the dirt from the streets. Great rock’n roll guitars, easy listening, straight song. It paints a picture of the band on stage with cigarettes in their hands and lots of beer aside.
„In my vains“ is a 3 minute speed song. Fast forward….like a bike ride on the smoking highways.
Are the songs still getting shorter ? Next one „Real Life“ is even faster than the song before. Oh yes…now we are arriving old Motörhead class now. This song definetely could be one of their early years as Overkill and Bomber ruled the streets. Smasher…nothing more to say.
Classic guitar intro, deep sounds. „The One I Believe“ slows you down. Deep, nearly growled, vocals. Between suffering and hate. A first guitar solo at the end appears and interrupts the scene of the similar played guitar lines and the dark and hateful refrain.
„Stop the Bullet“ again breathes more Black Label Society air. Held mostly between slower licks and midtempo. Some chaotic guitar elements and bluesy sounds makes it to a song that is leading the pack of bikers that burn the streets in a row.
A song, simply called „It is me“ to follow. We are back in more speedful areas. Another pure rock’n roller. Simple, straight and ear catching. Fuckin’ bastard….is it you ? 3 minutes of smoke and leather. Wear your old jeans jackets, take some beers and fuck the rest.
„Bones“ ends it with acoustic guitars and nearly spoken vocals, rooted in alcohol and dust.
Crossplane’s home is the sound of dust and dirt in the streets. People that are wearing their rock’n roll clothes even in bed will love it.
Yes…they are Crossplane. And the defintely play rock’n roll !!!
Points: 8 / 10
Review by Kerbinator