MADMAN’S LULLABY – Nocturnal Overdrive Part 1 (2021)

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California, USA based hard rockers MADMAN’S LULLABY consisting of lead guitarist Mr. Brett, frontman Chris Michaels, drummer Eric Arbizu and bassist Luis Barillas are releasing their 5th album “Nocturnal Overdrive“, their second CD for Melodic Rock Records.
The band has opted to split the recordings into two parts, this is the 1, the 2 to be released later this year. After some years of silence, MADMAN’S LULLABY feels rejuvenated with a groovin’ collection of rockers.
‘Love Rain Down’ sets the mood with melodic guitars before ‘Next Show’ explodes with driving guitars, a fast rocker that has a very WASP feel to it musically, with a crisp, clean production.
Next we jump onto the next couple of songs and I feel like I’m listening to Appetite For Destruction on quite a few of these. The drum beat beginning of ‘Drive Me Crazy’ is almost Rocket Queen, but overall the sound is heavier.

The groove of ‘In Your Mind’ immediately brought to mind some more GN’R songs, but in fact the entire ’80s Sunset Strip sleazy scene. A kick ass, rocking tune with big vocals.
‘Love Don’t Come Easy’ is perhaps the highlight, a midtempo rockers with acoustic / electric guitar in the mix, very melodic and almost AOR at places.
‘Never Too Late’ is a semi ballad, however not in the ‘power’ mode but more elaborated, some kind of SKID ROW meets QUEENSRYCHE circa 1990, and it’s another of the highlights here.

MADMAN’S LULLABY is getting better and better with each release, and ‘Nocturnal Overdrive Part 1’ is easily their best recording to date, leaving us wanting for more. There’s very strong songwriting, and production is excellent for today’s standards.
HIGHLY Recommended


01 – Love Rain Down
02 – Next Show
03 – Drive Me Crazy
04 – Love Don’t Come Easy
05 – In Your Mind
06 – Never Too Late

Chris Michaels – Lead Vocals
Mr.Brett – Guitars
EJ Arbizu – Drums
Luis Barillas – Bass



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