The Ballistics are still in their early 20s and although their lyrics are light-hearted, you can hear that they take their music very seriously. This makes them appealing to both a younger and a slightly older audience.

The album gets better with the next song “Black coffee”. It is a bit heavier than the previous track, both sound and lyric wise, but what really makes it remarkable is Tyan Odendaal’s amazing guitar solos.

“Prescription whiskey”, the third song on the album, is lighter and is sure to get people dancing on tables in Aandklas. The pace is kept for “Moonshine” and the title track.

The blues is really felt with “No harm”, which shows off their musicality. The song’s sound is quite sexy but not romantic, with fitting lyrics such as “There’s no reason to be lonely on the weekend” and “I am ready and I’m willing to be used”.

The themes of sex, girls, booze and drugs run through the entire album, meaning the album keeps its fun, carefree, typically rock‘n’roll feeling and doesn’t go too deep.

With their fresh faces, The Ballistics don’t look like typical bad boys. Maybe it’s their fantasies or maybe they are a group of dark horses, but it’s easy to give them the benefit of the doubt as they tell you “If you are looking for danger, come knock on my door” in the second last track “He who knocks”. The last track “Sugar” seals the deal with its foot stomping beat while singer Nick Forbes asks you to “make [his] night worthwhile” and if it’s as worthwhile as Calling for the Crazy is, it’s an offer that can’t be refused.

 

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