I think the Canadians have a penchant for the South. It really looks that way. And who can blame them. Would you want to stay in the cold North when sun drenched highways, whiskey galore, bikes, dusty bars and hot chicks beckon you? Well, whilst most stay put, they at least portray this Southern Rock feeling through their tune. RockmusicRaider already covered bands like the folks from Vinyl Hero or others screaming about the soundscape in best Mad Max fashion. Albeit not from this genre.
Now, some folks make me want to break out the next bottle of bourbon when I start on their music. And part of that group are Toronto badass rockers Last Bullet. They come in with a swagger and a dissident rebel streak that resounds well in the RMR officescape. I really like their credo to kick the friggin’ political correctness out the door. And let raw, roughly hewn rock and panem et circenses pour in. Need proof? The band just unchained the locks to their newest EP 80-69-64. And it shows.
Garnished with corny lyrics and delivered in a creaky, grinding vocal style, their tune screechily takes off towards yonder distant lands where hot bars dwell under lazily turning ceiling fans. Theirs is an alluring mix of Hard Rock, Southern and Blues Rock with a shot of Alternative Country at times. All of that dumps into a very scratchy, rough Stoner wrapper that just adds that much hot sauce to this rocky piece of t-bone. And they stay true to their influences: Sounding like Monster Truck at times, they cheekily add some flavors of AC/DC, Guns’N’Roses and a trifle Led Zeppelin (between others).
Short as it may be, 80-69-64 is fun to listen to. And things are the way they always are: Good rock simply rocks, whereas others strain to gain some fame, but never really succeed. This one really rocks. Big time and without filters.
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