JUSTIN’S METAL REVIEWS W/C 6/7/09
REVOLUTION MOTHER / ROLLIN WITH THE MUTHA
Who are Revolution Mother? I hear you ask, well if you’ve seen the film Hangover then chances are you will already have heard a track featured in the film called “Ride The Sky” and that track is typical of the band.
Musically speaking we are talking Blues based Stoner Rock, in a similar vein to Fu Manchu, so that puts them in good company, listening to tracks like “Night Ride”, “Born To Rock ‘N’ Roll” and the slower “Crossroader”, you cant fail to like the guys high octane, Rock, full of energy, style and attitude a plenty and the shortness of the songs adds a certain urgency, that becomes enticing and infectious, also listen out for the dool,7 minutes Blues soaked epic “The Rider” tagged onto the end of the CD.
With the exposure thorough the film, Revolution Mother could well take off a lot quicker than they would have otherwise and I for one will welcome the attention the band get and I have already played track from the band on my Hfm and Pipeline show and will continue to do so, they did a rather good cover of “Hole In The Sky” Black Sabbath, that on their previous album that is well worth checking out.
TOTAL PLAYING TIME = 38 mins + 12 ROCKIN TRACKS
DEVILDRIVER / PRAY FOR VILLAINS
Devildriver have now been together as long as Coal Chamber, (6 years at time of writing) and Dez Farfara has now recorded more albums with the DD and to my mind that is a good thing, Coal Chamber had their good moments but Devildriver are far more consistent and a much stronger band,
Pray For Villains pulls no punches
right from the start with the energetic title track launching itself from the
speakers and its clear to all that their brand of infectious Melodic Death
Metal is not going to take no for an answer.
The opening salvo is swiftly followed by “Fate Stepped In” and the aptly
titled “Back With A Vengeance”, both of which are fine additions to the
Devildriver catalogue, full of high octane, precision Metal riffs and just
enough Melody to make them memorable but not enough to upset the hardcore
fans. The Metal continues in fine style
with “It’s In The Cards” and “
This is yet another fine CD from Devildriver and if this does not win the band more acclaim in the Metal world then my friend there is no justice, if you have ignored the band until now redeem yourself by buying this prime example of 21st Century Metal at its best, get the limited edition digipack and help yourself to 4, yes 4 extra tracks at no extra cost, now how’s that for value, essential buy and a well deserved album of the week.
TOTAL PLAYING TIME 56 mins + 13 STUNNING TRACKS