Originally Posted by DenFan38
Drakness is not marketed. They get away from all the stereotypes in interviews and such, they do not want to be a part of queen or spinal tap, they want to be themselves and I can't blame anyone for being what they are.
Justin hawkins is a great singer, 80's rock or not the guy makes the Darkness. His voice is what they are about and elevates the whole band because of it. 80's arena rock is out, but they've recreated it and made it pop again.
They started the band after Hawkins yodelled his way thru Bohemian Rapsody at a karaoke New Years Eve party....sorry DenFan, but there's your Queen influence if the vocal stylings wern't convincing enough. I mentioned Spinal Tap because that's exactly how they are conducting themselves IMO...they come off as an old school metal joke...whether they're in on it or not is another matter completely.
My guess is that this won't last long in the spotlight, so enjoy this crap while you can....that's my advice to you if you're bound and determined to keep on championing this shat.