“Rum, beer, quests and mead. These are the things that a pirate needs!” By Davy Jones’ beard, only one band throws a chorus line like that at the audience. And only one can be reviewed whilst under the influence without a ticket from grammar police. These are the alcohol guzzling sea dogs of Alestorm. Let’s face it: When Christopher Bowes and his gang of merry pirates have another go at a record, fun and cheap booze are on the menu. And their 5th full length album No Grave But The Sea is absolutely no different. So, uncap your bottle, pour and unleash the metal waves rolling in from pirate country.
This new attack comes just after the RMR team pulled a few words out of the cargo hold for Sunset on the Golden Age. And make no mistake, you won’t find any significant change in approach or song writing from these dandy lads from Scotland. The band just continued to bore down these same old dire straits with all sails set, looming lee shore or not. [...]