English hard rockers The Darkness have released their fourth studio album titled Last of Our Kind. The album was produced by the band's guitarist, Dan Hawkins, at his studio called The Hawks Nest in Norfolk, England. Band members on Last of Our Kind include Justin Hawkins (vocals, guitar), Dan Hawkins (guitar, production), Frankie Poullain (bass), and Emily Dolan Davies (drums).
Via Blabbermouth, Justin Hawkins described the music found on the album as "medi-urban:"
It's definitely stripped back with the exception of some mandolins. But when you're doing medieval rock, you should have a mandolin on it ... It's medieval rock, but it still sounds like The Darkness. It's medi-urban, I suppose.
Last of Our Kind hits you with a 1-2 punch of the band's familiar glam rock sound with "Barbarian" and "Open Fire." Acoustic underpinnings are found in "Last of Our Kind" before The Darkness channel their inner Mötley Crüe influence in "Roaring Waters." "Mighty Wings" is a heavy, space rock gem with distorted guitars and Justin Hawkins' soaring vocals.
"Mudslide" is an energized rocker, and opens with a guitar riff that would probably have Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry jealous. The Darkness bring a rock swagger for "Hammer & Tongs," and the mid-tempo "Conquerors" closes out the album with acoustic flair and anthemic choruses.
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