Album Review
McQueen - Break The SilenceMcQueen – Break The Silence

When the first track starts, you might be surprised to learn this is in fact a girl band. To be honest, even after the verse starts, you still aren't one hundred percent sure.

Heavy riffs, heavy drums, heavy fucking everything. If you weighed this music, I imagine it would break your scales.

I wouldn't want to meet these girls in an alley! However, I'll gladly listen to them. With a sound vaguely similar to the Distillers, McQueen produce passionate “rawwwwwrk!” music, and as far as the opening track “Neurotic” goes, it's good stuff.

The third track is really something special. I absolutely fucking love it, excuse my french. “Running Out Of Things To Say,” is slightly softer than the previous tracks, and this is where I think they're at their best. It's not that much softer, but as I said, slightly. Awesome riffs, funky bass, and just everything brilliance. If this was a single, alone, I'd rate it 5 out of 5.

It seems things are sticking with the softer theme, I love it. Now they're becoming more like a band I've previously reviewed, called Slunt. In fact track 5, “Numb,” sounds very similar to one of Slunt's songs, “When You Like It,” as far as chorus' go.

And from then on the tracks remain at a decent standard, nothing exceptional but certainly not bad. A very good album, ending with “I Don't Know How To Break It To You,” with a very upbeat, semi-cheesy punky riff, I love it.

All in all, a great album that has a misleading start but soon finds its bearings and ends up being very listenable and likable.


Review by Thom
 Band Members
McQueen - Band
Leah Duors (vocals)
Cat De Casanove (Guitar)
Hayley Cramer (Drums)
Gina Collins (Bass)
 Track Listing
1. Neurotic
2. Dirt
3. Running Out Of Things To Say
4. Break The Silence
5. Numb
6. The Line Went Dead
7. Blinded
8. Bitch
10. Not For Sale
11. Don't Know How To Break It To You
12. Life Support (ICU) (Bonus Track)
 Band Related Links
McQueen Myspace
McQueen Official Website
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?