CROSSON – Ready, Aim … Rock! (2022)
Australian based theatrical glam rockers CROSSON fronted by extravagant Jason Crosson are releasing their new studio album ”Ready Aim…. Rock!”, mixed by legendary U.S. engineer / producer Duane Baron (Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Poison) and mastered by Dave Donnelly (Aerosmith, KISS, Whitesnake)
”Ready, Aim…. Rock!” is a fun album full of ’80s influenced hair metal anthems. Lots of great rock and riffs here, such as “Fallen From Grace”, “One Way Love Affair”, and the title track. Lots of thought put in to the whole production with big intros, choruses, / backing vocals and solos.
The album was tracked in Sydney at 3By3 Studios and introduces guitar virtuoso Marko Rado, whose solos will definitely raise eyebrows. The band’s long-term live drummer, Kyle Barr, provides an explosive backbeat, with that Eighties ‘boom’.
”Ready, Aim…. Rock!” is definitely the best crafted CROSSON album to date. It still includes the catchy, stadium rock anthems that you’d expect, but being careful not to repeat themselves and also grow musically.
Sure, this is ’80s-type glam metal, cliched, but fun and entertaining. There’s some ovbious admiration for Jim Steinman (Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler) as heard on songs like ‘United’, the midtempo ballad ‘The Way It Is’, or ‘Love Is Endless’ .
01 – United
02 – Stop Pretending That You Love Me
03 – Fallen from Grace
04 – One Way Love Affair
05 – The Way It Is
06 – Ready, Aim … Rock !!
07 – Take on the World
08 – Love Is Endless
09 – Roll the Dice
10 – Afterlife
Jason Crosson – lead vocals, guitar
Marko Rado – lead guitar
Kyle Barr – drums
Tory Giamba – bass, vocals
Olivia Scanlan – backing vocals
Liberty Thirsk – backing vocals