It’s not too clear where these Finnish chaps are coming from. They’re belting out a Hair Metal like it’s ’86, but it sounds neither tongue-in-cheek nor authentic. It’s rough around the edges, with demo-quality production and some of the vocals are optimistic for frontman Vince’s capabilities (lock away your dogs!).
Having said that, Rust n’ Rage are missing a trick. ‘Locked and Loaded’ is a massive Judas Priest style anthem that is somewhat at odds with the spandex look. Some of these tunes would go down great with the denim and leather crowd. Not to be written off just yet!