Newsflash: Damage Limit Crank it Up!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Damage Limit - Crank - Album CoverIt must be the long, cold nights in Finland that drives people to music when the wind howls through the empty tundra and frozen forests. And you got a friggin’ wave of ’em bands rolling down on ye from yonder lands. RockmusicRaider just did a piece on Moonsorrow and their stellar latest offering. And covered a felt gazillion of Finnish bands since the blog’s beginnings. Now, here we go again: Of course, Damage Limit and their EP Crank – signed to Secret Entertainment – do not boast the latter’s style at all. They more remind me of a less cheeky, yet more down-to-earth version of Bear Bone Company.

Crank delivers a tasty, straightforward stoner-infused and punky Hard Rock to your turntable. And you will find that hard to resist. I concur with the band’s statement that their roots are back in the ’80s and ’90s, not only influenced by the Hard Rock crowd, but also by some steely metal. Okay, this is not something new, but you are gonna like the sturdy riffing and screaming solos that these guys throw at you. Together with Samu’s rasping vocals to make matters whole. It is that refreshing meat and potato kind of rock’n’roll with a early metal twist they don’t make very often anymore these days.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Smokey Fingers – Promised Land (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Smokey Fingers - Promised Land - Album CoverSometimes it does the soul good to be transported to yonder laid back times of Easy Rider (the film), Doc Hollyday, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Creedence Clearwater Revival and the likes. Just makes you want to put on your cowboy boots, hunt for these tight jeans, don a Stetson and go a-cruisin’. Down dusty highways, across broken service stations to stop at a saloon in a windy town for beers, burgers and fun.

Now, when I first saw the trailer Smokey Fingers issued and these guys talked in Italian, I scratched my head, not sure where this was all heading. But then you start twirling Promised Land and out comes stellar Stoner Rock of the Southern kind, (Italian tainted) drawl and all. And this seems to step right out of Louisiana, greeting you with a whiff of Texas (the band) and Blackfoot. Looks like our Canadian buddies from Vinyl Hero got some stiff competition after all.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Newsflash – Black Absinthe show Early Signs of Denial!

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Black Absinthe! Ah, a hint of the forbidden and past debauchery, but it is not the green fairy, it is the black one. From Canada, no less. An interesting choice for a band name, getting you really interested in what’s actually coming to you. The band just served their newest EP Early Signs of Denial to the drinking – ahem – the music-loving public and it is a good one to boot.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!