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Classic Album Review: Bombshell Rocks | From Here and On

The Swedish punks take their cues from old-schoolers like Rancid and The Clash.


This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Some bands are just a little ahead of their time. Look at Bombshell Rocks.

These Swedish punks formed back in 1995, putting them way ahead of the whole cool-band-from-Sweden curve. Which is probably part of the reason why they don’t sound like The MC5 jamming with The Stooges, like many of their fellow countrymen. Instead, these guys take their cues from the old-school punk of Rancid, Social Distortion and The Clash, fashioning their polished, high-energy anthems from surging power chords, solidly chugging rhythms, whoa-ho choruses and thoughtful, sensitive lyrics. On their fourth album From Here And On, they combine those elements capably and confidently, if a tad predictably — despite the solid hooks and crisp performances on cuts like Begging For Mercy, Warpath and Almost Free, there’s little on these 13 cuts you haven’t heard a dozen times before. If they want to stay ahead of the class, they’re going to have try a little harder from here on out.