THE POODLES – Performocracy

THE POODLES - Performocracy
  • 8.5/10
    THE POODLES - Performocracy - 8.5/10


Frontiers Records
Release date: April 15, 2011

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The Poodles Performacracy is the fourth release from the Swedish band, and is the follow-up to their Clash Of The Elements, Sweet Trade, and their debut Metal Will Stand Tall. Their first three efforts were what their fans might call “wildly successful”. The Poodles story is quite remarkable in that they were part of the Eurovision Song Contest, which was their “foot in the door” that led to their debut containing the single “Night Of Passion,” which went gold and ultimately platinum. Sweet Trade, their second release in 2007, contained yet again another hit single “Streets Of Fire,” which went double platinum. The third effort from the band, Clash Of The Elements, was no exception to the rule with respect the success of this band. Two top ten hit singles in “I Rule The Night” and “One Out Of Ten” were produced from that effort and set the pace for their recent album, Performacracy.

The first single off the Performacracy album is “Cuts Like A Knife” and it’s more of the good stuff that this band has already proven they are capable of producing. Based solely on this effort alone and not the band’s history, the album is a knockout! Rock fans will more than like this. “I Want It All”, the first track, is melodic and yet has a great edge that sets the pace for the surprises that are to come. “I Believe In You” as well as “Your Time Is Now” are both heavier, but again still have that melodic something that makes The Poodles exclusively them. “Father To A Son” starts out ballad-like and then surprises by becoming a little more of a force. “As Time Is Passing” is also ballad-ish and is an overall beauty, and it stands out because of it.

The obvious singles on the album are “Cuts Like A Knife” as well as “I Want It All”, which are being supported by videos, but the best song lyrically is “Love Is All”.

Performacracy, buy it, play it, love it!


  • Justine Bevan

    Justin was a reviewer and interviewer here at Metal Express Radio, based in New Jersey, USA. She loves KISS and became a KISS Army member at the age of 6. She started playing drums when she was 13 and taught herself by ear, then later learned how to read music. Her musical tastes expanded even further after she started playing drums and began listening to everything from Metallica to Queensrÿche to 70s based Southern Rock. She is also a big fan of what are known as "hair bands", or Melodic Rock/Melodic Metal. She was a music major in college (the first time around). Justin wrote for several publications in the 80s and 90s, including Hit Parader and Faces.

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