REVIEW: Rawhide: Branded For Life

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Patac Records brings us this ass kicking rock EP from Sweden’s Rawhide. This is the band’s first 7″, you can get the record, or if you prefer the digital version for whatever price you want. Whatever you choose I highly recommend you get your hands on this. The band has obvious influences of Motorhead, Turbonegro and Zeke. It’s hard fast rock n roll that edges real close to metal but has a lot of punk thrown in too. I imagine Lemmy drinking southern comfort and listening to something like this before he goes on stage to rip through his brand of rock n roll.

‘Out of Track’ You get about a minute and a half of an intro here, but I don’t mind because it’s a pretty great tone setting one with some sweet guitar work. Once the song kicks in it does exactly that, kicks you right in the gut with bold fast rock n fuckin roll. It’s almost a horror punk song, but I couldn’t box it in like that.
‘Branded For Life’ A very fucking heavy Motorhead like intro, past that though it’s very much like an in your face punk song.
‘Through My Eyes’ This might be the best written song on the EP, though that could be because this has the most lyrics of any song. Where the first two songs had some great punk-like repeating course making up most of the song, this is pure metal rock greatness.
‘Sanitarium Blues’ Closing out the EP is the best song; these guys really know how to put things together. This thing goes from great to better all the way through. This is probably the most Motorhead song of them all; I could see the band covering this song without missing a beat.

1. Out of Track
2. Branded For Life
3. Through My Eyes
4. Sanitarium Blues

REVIEW: She Rides: Buy The Ticket EP

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She Rides new EP; ‘Buy The Ticket’ is here by way of Rusty Knuckles you’ve got some dirty rock metal music here. Four songs that will keep you going for thirteen minutes. It’s the music you drink whiskey and have fun too. Metal riffs are a plenty in this EP but you’ve also got some vocals that are almost out of garage rock. This reminds me like a more down, dirty and in the mud version of ZZ Top on speed. You metal heads will be into this one, still with the rockers. If you like your music balls out and with plenty of riffs be sure to give this one a spin.

‘Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride’ Sweet sweet metal riffs are played through this one as it kicks you on the scene. You’ll be having fun the entire time you’re listening to this one or you may not have a pulse.
‘Party In The Piss Kitchen’ Even more metal than the previous song this is a fucking bucket of fun with razorblades. This is the shit you turn on at 4am when you’re still up and trying to party and all the losers have gone to sleep.
‘Oh Providence’ A little slower than the previous songs, the rock side of the band really shows here as the metal takes a back seat. Surprisingly that’s not a bad thing; I think I actually dig this song even more than the others.
‘Woah Dude!’ Sporting the best song title of the EP it’s also the longest song on here. Unfortunately it’s the worst song, but luckily that doesn’t mean it’s bad. Someone’s gotta be at the end of the list; this song happens to be but it’s still a great song. I wanna crank this one up and head down the road.

1. Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride
2. Party In The Piss Kitchen
3. Oh Providence
4. Woah Dude!

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REVIEW: Obsessor: Obsession

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Sporting a badass cover that looks like an evil sketch that came from H.P. Lovecraft’s mind we have this single from Obsessor. They’re a metal band from Richmond, VA; they’re here to play dirty punk metal for you. Fans of Direct Control, Government Warning, Wasted Time, and Municipal Waste be on alert for this one.

‘Obsession’ I’m not sure how they fit a three minute song into this span of time when the band is playing as fast as they are. This fucking thrash metal punk song would normally be the type of thing you’d expect to be under a minute and a half but the band keeps it going and we thank you for that. That’s more time to party and run around like the idiots we all are.
‘Underwold’ The vocals seem deeper on this one, which aren’t quite as good but everything else is in place for a fucking great song. More badass riffs and playing at a hundred miles an hour. There’s plenty of song here to wave your fist in the air and sing along with all the other fucking metal heads.

1. Obsession
2. Underwold

REVIEW: PanzerBastard: Centurion

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Patac Records brings the Centurion EP from PanzerBastard! Four songs that clock in just less than fifteen minutes. Two of these are original and two are Celtic Frost covers. The two cover songs on here are fucking awesome and I think it’s a great idea to do a double Celtic Frost cover on a four song EP, especially if a band can pull it off as well as PanzerBastard does. But this isn’t just a cover show; the band’s original half of the EP is fucking great as well, even better than their covers are. Any heavy metal fan would have this EP as a great addition to their metal collection.

‘Centurion’ One of the band’s original songs, it’s a slow deep growl of a song. This is some ballsy metal right here. It makes me want to eat a giant slab of meat and get in a fight.

‘Usurper’ Our first Celtic Frost cover, this one from their ‘To Mega Therion’ album. It’s a fucking awesome cover of a great song, the metal gods would approve.

‘I Won’t Dance’ The second Celtic Frost cover, this one coming from ‘Into the Pandemonium’ I like the first one better but make no mistake this one also kicks a lot of ass. Any Celtic Frost fan would dig it.

‘Life Waster’ We end things with some insane fucking speed; ‘Life Waster’ is a song that’s just ripped through at two hundred miles an hour. Not only is it the fastest song on the EP it’s also the best.

  1. Centurion
  2. Usurper (Celtic Frost)
  3. I Won’t Dance (Celtic Frost)
  4. Life Waster

Get Centurion from Amazon HERE

REVIEW: Propagandhi/Sacrifice – Split

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Punk legends Propagandhi is here with Sacrifice to do a split on War is Music. Many people now a days are claiming Propagandhi is more metal than they are punk, which is fine with me, however this does nothing but reinforce that way of thinking. But I’ll take Propagandhi however I can get it so I’m pretty stoked for this. As for Sacrifice they’re a band I’m ok with, they’ve already established themselves and this is a pretty good thing they’ve got going on this disc. My main complaint about this split is the lack of material here; with the two bands here we only get two songs. I don’t know about you but as fans of the bands I need more than one song from them! And on top of that they aren’t even new songs, both bands do cover songs. Sacrifice seemly has the worst thing going here because they’re covering a Rush song. I know most people won’t agree here but basically Rush sucks. However Sacrifice does an awesome job covering this song, it pretty much rules. Big ups to Sacrifice for turning this one around. Now Propagandhi is covering Corrosion of Conformity, I can’t tell you how excited I was to hear this because both bands rule a lot. This more or less sounds how you’d expect, it sounds like Propagandhi doing a CoC song, and by that I mean it’s pretty goddamn awesome. I did however think Propagandhi would metal up the guitar work a little more than they did. Last mention here is the album cover, it is metal as fuck. If someone described the owl featured album cover I wouldn’t think much of it but seeing it, fuck! It looks like a power metal album cover, I’d totally blindly buy this just based on album cover.

1. Sacrifice: “Anthem” (Rush)
2. Propagandhi: “Technocracy” (Corrosion of Conformity)

Get Sacrifice – Anthem / Propagandhi from Amazon HERE

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