CD Review: Beautiful Creatures by Beautiful Creatures

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Artist: Beautiful Creatures
Album: Beautiful Creatures
Release Date: August 16, 2001
Label: Warner Music Group

Like Vikings on a rampage, Beautiful Creatures’ vocalist, Joe LeSte (late of LA glam rockers, Bang Tango), leads his pack of hard rock revivalists on a quest to reclaim rock’s Holy Grail; a feat now unlikely to be accomplished by Axl Rose and his hired Guns. Both “Wasted” and “Stepback” recall vintage G’N’R, with scattered nods elsewhere to strip metal posterboys, Faster Pussycat, and “I Got It All” gets all AC/DC on your ass before the whole thing slides back into the garage. Despite the blues/metal pastiche of their material, the band’s relentless groove gives these songs the feel of a heavy rock rave. Those still jonesing for the glory days of Headbangers Ball would do well to mix a dose of Beautiful Creatures in with their regular diet of Appetite for Destruction, Slash’s Snakepit and Buckcherry.

This article was originally written for Rolling Stone’s Online Magazine. Though Rolling Stone remains in print and online, this article is no longer a part of their archive and has been added to the content base of The Worley Gig for our readers’ enjoyment.

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