Stockholm Sin Drone
Stockholm Sin Drone, the first new studio album from Steve Gattermeyer in five years. Stockholm Sin Drone represents a trip back to his roots as well as a few unexpected surprises. Those who have followed Gattermeyer's blend of straight ahead rock and hard pop have come to expect three chord bashers as well as catchier and almost danceable power poppers. And this album has more of the former. Songs like "Sin It Up" will no doubt satisfy the rocker in you while the shadowy and sinister mood of "Bite and Laugh" and "Black Candles and Bloody Noses" (two of this CDs standout tracks which also feature Gattermeyer's trademark fiery guitar solos) will show footprints on darker path Gattermeyer has chosen to tread. Power poppers rejoice! This disc features one of his best hooks to date with the debut single, "Home Sweet Oslo", which, unless you're comatose, will have you tapping your feet and screaming, not singing, along with the choruses. The biggest departure from the norm is the song "Those Stupid Little Things", a three minute Rush-type instrumental which proves that musically Gattermeyer and his studio band have the bite to match their bark and gives each member a moment or two to show their chops. This CD, titled presumably from Gattermeyer's roots in Scandinavia, is his best yet. And will be a welcome return for not only those who've followed his music but anyone looking for that rock fix that's harder and harder to find in today's angst ridden and confused rock music scene. Michael Resbury, Rude Tunes Zine August 2007.