Genre: Hard Rock/Rock ‘n’ Roll
Label: High Roller Records
Quite a few days I was observing my fellow invaders and friends exchanging links and material of albums that came for review and to say the least I didn’t at the moment understand what was all the fuss about. To make a long story short, High Roller records came in, Algy Ward and really no one wanted to do anything about it that under other circumstances there would be epic battles for them.
Well, how about taking a look at what the fuss is all about! This is kind of a super-project, with the participations by Evo and Algy Ward. Evo is a founding member of punk metal/crossover band Warfare and Algy Ward is the singer to the legendary Tank as well as a member of the -also- legendary The Damned and The Saints.
The EP sounds quite promising and the first listening gives out a nice impression. Three brand new songs together with three covers. The new tracks are pleasant to the ear and are closer to punk than metal. Fun to hear, though nothing more memorable than that. The logical expectation is for a mixture of Warfare and Tank, and though it is remarkable that they didn’t choose to go the easy way, in the end the EP is not very fascinating (at least to me). There is no way to know the amount of effort put into the work, but it does sound a bit hasty or maybe I was just waiting for a more polished outcome. To put you into the mood, it reminded me of Motörhead’s “1916” rock’n’roll. By the way, Motörhead is one of the bands being covered in the EP with “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.”, the other two being Status Quo with “Tune To The Music” and The Saints with “Know Your Product” (Algy Ward played bass with The Saints between 1977 and 1979). Now when I talk about “1916” I don’t do it in a good sense: it is the era of Lemmy’s Los Angeles dolce vita that left most of their bad-ass-ness on the Island… that also seems to be the case here. Some good ideas and some nice moments here, the compositions are catchy and well played but also kind of neutral.