The Scandinavian countries have been a proper tap of straightforward rock & roll in the pre-millennial era of music being made by a computer. First, there's the Swedish-based Hellacopters who look for any excuse to either throw their guitars in the air or squeeze in a flaming guitar solo. The Norway natives of Gluecifer follow in this exact vein: raw rock that's soaked in the MC5 and Alice Cooper. Although Tender Is the Savage has an occasional habit of sounding like '80s pop-metal -- thanks in part to vocalist Biff Malibu sounding a lot like Sammy Hagar -- the potential cheese is made up for by their high-energy, guitar-based roots of when "sex and drugs" were synonymous with the rock star lifestyle. Hopefully, paternity suits and rehab wont take the fun out of Gluecifer.
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AllMusic Review by Mike DaRonco
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