BLACKLIST UNION: Breakin’ Bread with the Devil: CD

This quartet looks like a bastard child of Motley Crüe and Poison. Predictably, they’re from Hollywood, and from the sound of this album, they listened to L.A. Guns, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and various ‘80s hair metal acts. The guitar solos are in abundance but are fuzzier than one would expect. Some notes the vocalist hits are reminiscent of Ozzy Osbourne, but it still seems like this is a regurgitation of a bygone era. If you like KROQ, especially ‘90s alternative rock played on KROQ, this might be for you.

 –Kristen K (Self-released, myspace.com/blacklistunion)