The Pretty Reckless – Going to Hell album review.

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Since the release of The Pretty Reckless’ debut album Light Me Up the band have gone from strength to strength attracting a fan base from every corner of the rock/metal community. Going to Hell immediately brings out the same style from Light Me Up that made us love the band – the good sort of filth.

The band have a particular way about them in terms of creating music that makes you generally feel that little bit more raunchy than you would listening to a Kylie Minogue album at home in your cosiest pyjamas and let’s face it we all love a bit of raunchy attitude in our music from time to time.
The Pretty Reckless have lived up to their standards of the previous Light Me Up by sticking to their roots and making sure they give the listeners what they wanted for the new album, understandably it is added pressure making consistent music to those especially new in the music industry (anything below 3-5 albums) that fans will be happy with since a previous release but the band have done just this. They have followed the filth –fuelled lyrical content yet they have still balanced it out beautifully with the sweet, more emotional tracks such as House on a Hill, Dear Sister and Burn. In terms of the build-up to this album, most bands will release a single or two that they think is the strongest however Going to Hell is consistently and equally as strong as each other.

Going to Hell is energetic and following past criticism about how the band is just about Taylor Momsen (Vocals), Ben Phillips (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals) has stepped up his position in the band that makes the vocals mirror each other beautifully such as on Sweet Things.  It is obvious to say that the band have really stepped up their game and tried to improve musically and personally following any criticism they have received but also they have kept what was admired by fans and not altered a single thing about it.

Overall, Going to Hell is how it should be – full of filth, emotion and some pretty great music.
Rating 9/10

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