De La Cruz

Album Title: 
Street Level
Release Date: 
Friday, March 22, 2013
Review Type: 

Def Leppard are struggling to regain the success they had years ago, but if they fail, fear not, because here comes De La Cruz.  These guys have their roots in Australia.  The origins of the band go back to 2007, when guitarist Casey Jones crossed paths with vocalist Roxxi Catalano.

They started writing demos in 2010, and released an EP shortly thereafter.  What they wanted to achieve was to have an 80ies sounding band.  And when you listen to this album, you almost immediately get the vibes back you also felt when listening to Def Leppard’s ‘Pyromania’ album.

But it’s not exactly, or only some Leppard clone you’re dealing with here. They’ve managed to mix in some sleaze metal influences as well.  For a first full album these guys have brought us a very big surprise and a very good one as well.