The latest release from Swedish rockers, Bonafide comes to us in the form of, ‘Ultimate Rebel’. Bonafide are not reinventing the wheel here, but if melodic hard rock is what you’re looking for then, ‘Ultimate Rebel’ is just what the doctor ordered. While they are influenced by AC/DC, make no mistake, Bonafide is not a tribute band. They are an amazing rock band with a sound that is uniquely their own. Powered by Pontus Snibb on vocals & guitar, Mikael Fässberg on guitar, Martin Ekelund on bass and Niklas Matsson on drums. As soon as you press play the band explodes out of speakers with one intention and that is, YOU GET YOUR ROCKS OFF! “Make My Own Rules” sets off this powder keg big time. Next up, the lead off single, “The Mess” a balls to the wall rocker that pulls no punches. This is real rock music folks! Played and sung with conviction. That power in that conviction can be heard and felt on numbers like, “Too Fired Up”, “Blue Skies Red” and the nasty hi swagger of, “Rag And Bone Man”. Ten tracks in all and all are certified slabs of rock! Each song has a unique, memorable sound with riffs and rhythms that will draw you in. While many of today’s metal/rock bands usually do alternative rock or metal with some kind of gimmick. There is definitely no gimmicks here. Bonafide bring back that powerful 70′ classic rock of AC/DC and infuse it with the attitude and bravado of Motorhead, and the raw power of The Who. I’m here to let you know that Bonafide have the goods to challenge the legends of rock at their own game. if you haven’t heard of Bonafide before give your ears a treat and get some high voltage rock plugged into your brain. These boys are simply BADASS!
Tony aka The Atomic Chaser @The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine