Black Butterfly Trends come and go, decades fly past, but the hardy power ballad will never die — at least not as long as Buckcherry have anything… Black Butterfly Trends come and go, decades fly past, but the hardy power ballad will never die — at least not as long as Buckcherry have anything… 2008-09-16 Buckcherry Rock
Music Review

Black Butterfly (2008)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 16, 2008; Lead Performance: Buckcherry; Genre: Rock

Trends come and go, decades fly past, but the hardy power ballad will never die — at least not as long as Buckcherry have anything to say about it. The L.A. quintet, fresh off the radio ubiquity of ''Sorry'' last year, prove themselves masters of the form yet again with such generically sentimental anthems as ''Dreams'' and ''Don't Go Away'' on Black Butterfly. Up-tempo sleazefests like current single ''Too Drunk...'' round out their fourth CD. Whether or not Axl Rose ever finishes another album, at least we can count on these guys to keep churning out passable GN'R B-side impressions. B-
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Originally posted Sep 12, 2008 Published in issue #1012 Sep 19, 2008 Order article reprints