Hot Cakes is the third album from British Glam/Hard Rock band The Darkness, and their first album in seven years. No new ground is broken here, but that's not why one purchases a Darkness record, is it?
The album finds the band picking up quite neatly where they left off, with falsetto vocals that are reminiscent of Queen and chunky guitar licks that are worthy of AC/DC. The sound is deeply rooted in the seventies, so much so that one track ("Nothin's Gonna Stop Us") sounds like it was lifted from a late Queen album.
No one will ever accuse the lyrical content of being too high-brow, and the music is derivative, but the finished product works on the same level as the prior two albums, so fans of those releases are going to want to pick this one up as well.
NOTHIN'S GONNA STOP US
EVERYBODY HAVE A GOOD TIME