- 20 Apr 18
Strong debut from the Dublin hard rock outfit
With a stellar production and songs that will tear you a new one, Jet Fuel Chemistry have quickly become one of Ireland’s most promising new acts in Rock with their debut EP.
Upon hearing the opening bars of opening track ‘Flinch’, it’s hard to believe the EP was recorded and mixed in a bedroom in Swords. Under the helm of JFC bassist Danny Bochkov, the band skipped the dreaded ordeal of having their first release sound as if it was recorded underwater. Exploding out the gate with ruthless guitars and grooving melodies that are reminiscent of Audioslave, the track opens the 6 track EP with a ferocious haste.
Crunching riffs up front - the guitar tone is brutal where it needs to be. Tracks ‘Dust’ and ‘Karma’ feature progressive elements not conventional to typical hard rock. This somewhat explosive take on the genre separates JFC from American acts such as Black Stone Sherry. Their raw and monstrous metal-influenced rhythms would give Corey Taylor-machine Stone Sour a run for their money. The EP’s leading single ‘Phantom’ is a strong slice of raw rock n’ roll with plenty of attitude, while ‘Way Back Home’ is a more radio friendly outing highlighting frontman Dan Cusack’s talent.