Metal Hammer (UK) - - Albums - CON­NIE GOR­DON

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F200 Gal­lic heavy rock­ers find friends in high places

Dis­cov­ered by Mondo Gen­er­a­tor’s Nick Oliv­eri and cham­pi­oned by Hel­met’s Page Hamil­ton

(who pro­duced this al­bum), Res­cue Rangers’ back­ground is des­tined to make mem­bers of their lo­cal Mar­seilles scene as green with envy as it will make grand­chil­dren proud.

But it’s all about the tunes as the prob­a­bil­ity of be­ing sought af­ter and in-de­mand in­creases pro­por­tion­ally with each killer song writ­ten. A fair share of Res­cue Rangers’ ma­te­rial makes it ob­vi­ous what piqued ini­tial in­ter­ests as the revved-up heavy rock of the ti­tle track and Moped Synch are an­themic and equally coloured with power-pop in­fec­tious­ness and wall-of-gui­tar mag­ni­tude. It’s when the band take their foot off the ac­cel­er­a­tor that what­ever grip they have on lis­ten­ers also loosens. Dave Grohl would have been proud of Bro­ken Faces and Khalil 15 years ago, but in the con­text of Res­cue Rangers, it strikes a move from strength to lack of iden­tity. FOR FANS OF: TORCHE, HEL­MET, FOO FIGHT­ERS

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