Chuck Schuldiner Project

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Mad Dogs - We Are Ready To Testify

C'mon - the band had an MC5 reference in the album name! How could I say no to reviewing them? Mad Dogs new record We Are Ready To Testify is a simply masterful offering that will capture the imagination and elevate the band to bold new levels. This is a record that is brilliantly put together and it's hard not to fall in love with what they have done here. It's a blast of garage rock like few other bands can conjure up and it's done with a real sense of earnestness and aplomb.

It's hard not to be charmed by the all out rock and roll assault found in tracks like 'No Regrets'. While there certainly are moments here or there that drag ('Not Waiting' could be a fair bit shorter) as a general rule, Mad Dogs are a blast to listen too. The guitar sorcery and big choruses are guaranteed to get fists pumping, no matter what you do. We Are Ready To Testify is magical in its execution because it understands the fundamental fun of rock and roll. It communicates that this is a blissful music that will save the soul and leave us all better off for it. Garage rock like this doesn't happen much anymore - but it's a blast to catch when it does. 

We Are Ready To Testify is an exciting listen. The way that the band continue to execute and the sheer energy they bring to the table makes for some potent stuff. With fists in the air and danceable rhythms galore, Mad Dogs perpetually showcase that they are among the best and the brightest flames in rock today. Go Down Records has really found a gem with this one and I think that fans of The Hellacopters or Radio Birdman will be sinking their teeth into this band and reveling in the fun for years and years to come. 

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