One Way Ticket to Hell...And Back Some jokes are best heard only once. Case in point: British cheese-metal revivalists the Darkness, whose second disc of wink-wink rock, One Way Ticket to… One Way Ticket to Hell...And Back Some jokes are best heard only once. Case in point: British cheese-metal revivalists the Darkness, whose second disc of wink-wink rock, One Way Ticket to… 2005-11-29 The Darkness Rock
Music Review

One Way Ticket to Hell...And Back (2005)

EW's GRADE
D+

Details Release Date: Nov 29, 2005; Lead Performance: The Darkness; Genre: Rock

Some jokes are best heard only once. Case in point: British cheese-metal revivalists the Darkness, whose second disc of wink-wink rock, One Way Ticket to Hell...And Back, is all setup and no punchline. The AC/DC-style swagger of their first album is gone, replaced by hackneyed stadium-rock clichés and fussy arrangements. Without any real scream-along, kick-ass songs, this is just a One Way Ticket to Hell. Period.

Originally posted Nov 25, 2005 Published in issue #852 Dec 02, 2005 Order article reprints