It’s been over a year since My Darkest Days released their debut, self titled album. Their first single, “Porn Star Dancing”, tore up rock radio faster than a tornado. They’ve already collaborated with big names such as Zakk Wylde from American heavy metal band Black Label Society, Chad Kroeger from Nickelback, rapper Ludacris, and more recently, guitarist John 5 (David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) on their latest single, “Casual Sex”, which redefines the lifestyle of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. The band has officially released their sophomore album “Sick and Twisted Affair” on March 26th, 2012.
The album opens with a dark intro that is the title track and continues on with a fast paced, emotional “Save Yourself”. As the album progresses, the listener begins to realize the musical differences as compared to their previous album. Tracks such as “Stutter” and “Again” have a much more hard rock feel.
Each song highlights a topic almost anyone can find relatable. Sexuality is expressed in the title track and “Nature of the Beast”. Based on the title of the album or the very erotic cover art, one may expect the majority of the album to be a repetition of this theme. However, slower track such as “Gone” or “Save Yourself”, which communicates the never ending struggle between one’s demons and their personal life, prove this idea wrong. There is a refreshing lyrical diversity, with a perfect blend of fun, classic rock n’ roll tracks and serious deep cuts. “Sick and Twisted Affair” has a number for hard rock and music fans of all kinds.