Combining the vibe, look and energy of the 1980s sunset strip, Finland’s RUST N' RAGE reminds us of a time when the decadent lifestyle was the only way to play metal music. Releasing their debut “Showdown” through Finland’s own Ektro Records, RUST N' RAGE are pledging their allegiance to the glam styles of MOTLEY CRUE, GUNS N' ROSES and HANOI ROCKS. The twist on this release is that they are all barely 20 years old and have not been in the industry for 20 plus years. It is refreshing to see the younger generation trying their attempt at this style of music when they weren’t even born when it was at its peak.
Unlike the band STEEL PANTHER who are tongue and cheek, RUST N' RAGE are completely authentic. With song titles like “Hotter Than You”, “Locked N’ Loaded” and “Thrill Me” the lyrical topics are juvenile drivel that you would expect from this type of release. If one were to put some makeup on, super tight pants and tease their hair this release is right up your alley.