NIKKI PUPPET - MILITANT MOTHER - ARMAGEDDON MUSIC
Female fronted catchy hard rock from Germany touring with MSG, enough said?
To elaborate, Militant Mother starts off with the catchy yet formulaic hard rock song Lost In Time. The title track is up-tempo with guitar riffs pushing along with of vocals of Nicky Gronewold, a major contributor to the catchiness of Nikki Puppet. Billy Joel’s We Didn't Start the Fire is next with the band putting their own small twist on it. Open Your Mind has Christos Mamalitsidis taking a paragraph out of the Zakk Wylde’s work with the song managing to retain a European feel. Words is rock with a good solo. Turning In Circles may be termed a ballad but follows the same path as all heard here. If (You Can’t Have Me) has more driven riffs. Lights Are Out is more of the same but somehow causes the appeal of Militant Mother to wane. Paralized follows the same trend with few noteworthy variations. Paltry does offer a change but in the wrong direction as it is clearly a pop funk take on things. I Don’t Know closes Militant Mother on a heavier and more effective note and it is probably the most clear-cut heavy metal song featured here. - Anna Tergel