Metal Hammer Review: Bullet ‘Full Pull

20 09 2012

Here’s a reprint of my review of the new Bullet record that ran in Metal Hammer.

BULLET

FULL PULL

NUCLEAR BLAST

Full Pull is the bizarre but occasionally brilliant new album from Swedish hard rock act Bullet and it follows hot on the heels of last year’s Euro mainstream chart bothering third opus Highway Pirates. A much more melodic affair than previous outings, the band’s decision to hire producers for the first time (namely Hellacopters’ kingpin Nicke Andersson and former Dismember tub thumper Fred Estby) was a wise one and the late 70s/early 80s inspired choruses are as catchy as an STD during Fresher’s Week. Featuring a loud and lairy live feel to their raunch ‘n’ roll numbers, frontman Hell Hofer’s gargled falsettos may sound a little strange at first, but once you get two or three tracks in, his “Mer-Man from Masters of the Universe sings AC/DC” style (particularly on the title track and the anthemic Rolling Home) fits the OTT guitar solos perfectly. While the likes of In Heat can be a little heavy on the Rose Tattoo-isms, for the most part Bullet’s fourth effort hits the target more often than misses it. [7]

EDWIN McFEE

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