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Howl ~ Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Howl ~ Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Howling, 4 Sep 2005
WHERE DID THIS COME FROM? This is the sound of the devolution of a band and let me say its an absolute treat to behold. Almost everything you thought this band were has been re shaped and stripped back. From the hand clap fuelled opener to the melencholy feel of the closing hidden track your left feeling that rock n roll has been thrown a life line. Other standout tracks include 'sympathetic noose' 'Howl' 'Devils waitin'. When Muddy Waters said ' the blues had a child and called it rock n roll' he wasn't kidding and whatsmore the BRMC believed him. This stands head and shoulders above anything else around at the moment. This isnt so much the sound of a band saying this is how it once was,… Read more
Ill at Ease ~ The Mark Of Cain
Ill at Ease ~ The Mark Of Cain
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CONTENDER, 2 Oct 2004
After listening to this album for the first time my life was changed. Music wasn't the same and alot of bands I was listening to before this I never listened to again. Nothing seemed capable of matching the musical landscape created here. Soaring guitar and menacing bass lines driven by rapid fire drumming which makes you glad to be alive('interloper').John Scotts lyrics hit me square between the eyes and the way he delivered these lyrics left me convinced that this was my band.
Theres no point in singling out individual tracks because they are all sensational. But having said that the albums closer 'LMA' is one of the most moving, sad and (musically)uplifting songs I have ever… Read more
Life Time ~ Rollins Band
Life Time ~ Rollins Band
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bang for your buck!, 2 Oct 2004
This is an album head and shoulders above anything being released in rock today.After his time in Black flag Henry Rollins needed to make a clean break with his former band, a lot easier said than done but heres what he did, he rounded up 3 of the hardest working musicians around and created a sound that rose above the brutality of his former band.It's amazing that they sound so tight and willing to take risks on their first recording.
Rollins screams his lungs out until you can actually hear his throat blistering and the guitar of Chris Hasket is bathed in genre bending style and dirty flare. There is so much to like on this album. 'Lonely' still one of my all time fave's, how can you… Read more