4Bitten – Rewind & Erase

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Third album from the Greek band which contains elements from their first two, swagger, energy, power passion and eyes set to the States. The band has found its identity and it’s managing its virtues wisely.

What makes “Rewind & Erase” slight different from the previous two is that we won’t listen to any ballads, or even a mid-tempo song, because the pedal goes to the metal, the riffs are loud enough to raise the dead and Fofi gives another hell of a performance. Even from the pre-listening session of the album “Cause I Can” reminded me of Rob Zombie, “Memory Of Me” made me thought of Halestorm, and “Pull Me In” with its amazing keyboards brought Black Stone Cherry in mind. It’s quite obvious from the first spin that the guys worked their asses off on the album. Guitars are amazing, while the playing throughout is superb, the drums are amazing and complex at some points enhancing the grooves and the swagger-y character of the album.

There is also space for new stuff, such as the weird electronic sounds on “Inside My Head”, or a totally straight reference of NWOBHM on “Comfort Zone” – which reminded me of Ozzy a bit- whereas might look a bit out of place for an American bred album, but in practice sounds totally in place. In general, for a band with a pretty decent career both in Greece and abroad an equivalent course in discography is crucial, because that’s where everything comes from. “Rewind & Erase” is a milestone in 4Bitten’s course.