The Cruel Intentions

"Venomous Anonymous" is outstanding, the execution, the spirit and the positive vibes, every member of the band plays excellently and Lizzy's voice is increasingly engaging and powerful.

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magazinerockersandotheranimals

5/24/20222 min read

Band: The Cruel Intentions

Title: Venomous Anonymous

Genre: Sleaze Rock

Label: Indie Recordings

Release Date: 3rd June 2022

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Tracklist:

1. Reapercussion

2. Venomous Anonymous

3. Sunrise over Sunset

4. Casket Case

5. Kerosene

6. Salt i Ditt Sår

7. Final Deathroll

8. Goddamn Monday

9. Bad Vibes

10. Chemical Vacation

11. City of Lice

Lineup:

Lizzy DeVine - Vocals & Guitar

Kristian Solhaug - Guitar

Mats Wernerson- Bass

Robin Nilsson - Drums

I admit it right away, I love The Cruel Intentions, the first album 'No Sign of Relief' literally captivated me with its typical rock attitude, rough, with punk veins and just the right amount of sleazy. It is one of those albums that sleazy rock lovers should not miss, and neither should the new work 'Venomous Anonymous', because if 'No Sign of Relief' is a little gem, this second album will leave you stunned, so get ready for 3 June, when the album goes on sale.

Consisting of eleven tracks, "Venomous Anonymous" opens with "Reapercussion", the first single released, a crackling, aggressive start, very energetic hard rock, the title track "Venomous Anonymous" follows the same style with a powerful sound and despite the style being the same as "No Sign of Relief", a maturity in the sound is amply denoted.

Cruel Intentions take us to the Sunset Strip, as they should for a sleazy band, and they do so with "Sunrise Over Sunset" where the solo is brilliant and this track of pure hard rock takes me nostalgically back to the eighties; one of my favourite tracks ever.

The rhythm line in the next track 'Casket Case' is great, with a driving rhythm that is really impossible to resist.

"Kerosene", a single released as an anticipation, I think can be a summary of this album, modern hard rock with even melodic contaminations typical of the eighties., more than a track this is a true rock anthem.

Between power and melodic, "Salt I Ditt Sår" is an interesting, very incisive piece that will appeal to everyone because of its power without being too 'overpowering'.Another rock anthem we find with "Goddamn Monday" and again the edgy guitar solo in "Bad Vibes

Great rock, but really immense, we find it in "Chemical Vacation", so much charge and so much rhythm, the same that invades the whole album.

To conclude we find the verve of "City Of Lice". , rock, rock and more powerful rock.

Could there have been any lack of punchy riffs? No, of course not and here they are in 'Final Deathroll', in my opinion it brings back some echoes of Hardcore Superstar, beautiful song, beautiful guitar and electrifying mood.

Great rock, but really immense, we find it in "Chemical Vacation", so much charge and so much rhythm, the same that invades the whole album.

To conclude we find the verve of "City Of Lice", rock, rock and more powerful rock.

"Venomous Anonymous" is outstanding, the execution, the spirit and the positive vibes, every member of the band plays excellently and Lizzy's voice is increasingly engaging and powerful.

With the excellent production, adrenaline-filled, musical (and emotional) charge, the album will surely be among the best of sleazy rock this year, you can't miss it.

Valeria Campagnale