Scandinavian Leather The sound is Norwegian hard rock, the look is Tom of Finland -- meets -- Village People, and the lyrical approach is junior-high snicker-inducing ("F… Scandinavian Leather The sound is Norwegian hard rock, the look is Tom of Finland -- meets -- Village People, and the lyrical approach is junior-high snicker-inducing ("F… 2003-05-06 Turbonegro
Music Review

Scandinavian Leather (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 06, 2003; Lead Performance: Turbonegro

The sound is Norwegian hard rock, the look is Tom of Finland -- meets -- Village People, and the lyrical approach is junior-high snicker-inducing (''F -- -the World,'' etc.). Yet you can't help but take Turbonegro seriously, especially when they unshackle their melodramatic metal with such conviction. At their raunchy best -- ''Drenched in Blood (D.I.B.),'' ''Le Saboteur'' -- they gleefully bridge the gap between the Misfits' horror-show punk and Alice Cooper's cartoon sleaze.

Originally posted May 23, 2003 Published in issue #711 May 23, 2003 Order article reprints
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