The problem with some bands these days is that they expect everything on a plate without having to earn their stripes. However, one band who you can’t level that criticism at is US rockers Bobaflex who, with the release of their new album, Anything That Moves, take their career total to six albums and an EP. So, with a wealth of experience under their belts it comes as no surprise that Anything That Moves is the sound of a band who are the epitome of a hard-working American rock band.

A big-sounding, polished album, Anything That Moves is made up of a solid collection of songs that, had the opportunity arisen, would have seen these Virginia hard-rockers filling arenas across the States many years ago. As it is, Bobaflex are probably now at that stage in their careers where songs like “Lose Control” and “Start A War” aren’t going to win them many new fans, but won’t disappoint the legions of fans they’ve picked up along the way. Listen to songs like “Objectified” and “Burn Them All” and you can hear bits of Papa Roach, Avenged Sevenfold, Nickelback, Five Finger Death Punch – roll that all into one and you end up with Bobaflex. Even the ballad, “Turn Me On” has the kind of sound that could have turned these guys into superstars.

Lead from the front by the Mccoy brothers, Bobaflex are an unsurprisingly tight unit as Anything That Moves displays. Sounding like a band who have found their comfort zone, can write a good traditional rock song, and shed blood, sweat and tears for their cause, you can’t help but give Anything That Moves the thumbs up.

Track Listing:

01. Burn Them All
02. Start a War
03. Lose Control
04. Dry Your Eyes
05. Mama (Don’t Take My Drugs Away)
06. A Spider in the Dark
07. Show Me
08. Objectified
09. Turn Me On
10. You Don’t Wanna Know
11. Pray to the Devil
12. End of the World
13. Forgiven

Run Time: 48:00
Release Date: July 17, 2015

Check out the song “Mama (Don’t Take My Drugs Away)” here.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.