Brimstone Howl – We Came In Peace
If you like your rock music dirty, bluesy and in your face then Brimstone Howl are going to be right up your Street. Imagine John Spencer Blues Explosion without the Elvis fixation and you’ll be part of the way there. The production is raw, the rhythm section pounding and the guitars visceral.
From the opener ‘They Call Me The Hopeless Destroyer’ through to closer ‘Awake In The City’ this album barely lets up. It’s like an explosion in a Psychobilly factory. There are moments when band and listener can catch their collective breath, but you have to wait until four tracks in to get the first of them. The opening salvo of ‘Hopeless Destroyer’, ‘A Million Years’ and ‘Child Of Perdition’ is as blistering a start to an album as I’ve heard for quite some time.
‘Easy To Dream’ finally drops the frenetic tempo, but not for long ‘Yr. Gonna Walk’ starts to crank things up and ‘Shangri La’ carries it on.
If there’s a criticism, it’s that by the end of the album’s 15 tracks you do feel as if you know what this band is all about. It’s a tad predictable and one dimensional, but this shouldn’t detract too much from the fact that this album is all about getting down and stomping your feet and in that respect it comes through in spades.
Brimstone Howl – they do exactly what it says on the tin!
Top Tracks :‘They Call Me The Hopeless Destroyer’, ‘A Million Years’.
Released 08/09/2008 on Alive