Overproof - Beer Metal EP
Thanks to Dom for the CD. Three tracks on offer clock in at 13'40",
Overall it feels like "Master Of Puppets" era Metallica
meets Motorhead with a Southern rock feel thrown in for good measure.
Vocals are in the Motorhead/Viking Skull mould. Production needs
a tweak, but then this is a pre-release copy, so I hope the mastering
will put it right. Great EP and a worthy showcase of their abilities.
- Beer. Restrained opening is most definitely
the quiet before the storm. Statement of intent power chords
lead into superb opening driving riff. Difficult to categorise,
it's a mix of classic rock, biker metal and power metal - sounds
weird but works exceptionally well. Tempo and section changes
are well handled and the guitar interplay is good. Solid opener,
doesn't feel anywhere near 5'10" which is always a good
- King Of The Mountain. Very nearly five minutes
long but again feels shorter. Fundamentally it's stoner meets
biker with a very strong Motorhead influence. Never flags.
- Overproof. Crunchy opening before the main
riff is unleashed and what a riff it is. This song fairly fizzes
along and is an absolute cracker. The "We Are Overproof
- Fuck You" lyric sums it up nicely. Great chorus, their
signature track and the standout both on this EP and during
their live shows.