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- Blood Lust by Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
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Weirdly enough when I was growing up as a oversized-tee-wearing, long-haired grungey good boy, I always dreamed of being in a band called the Deadbeats. I bet there’s been like 20 or 30 bands with that name already though. This particular one have Uncle Acid at the helm and this LP is dedicated to rocking like it’s 1975. There’s quite a glam stomp to it, screaming guitar duets, ballsy vocals. Basically if you’re into stuff like Blue Cheer, Thin Lizzy, Slade and Free then this’ll put a huge great smile on your chops.
Of course it’s questionable why anybody bothers making records which so accurately copy the styles of decades past, but as far as this kind of revivalism goes this record puts other recent ‘70s-aping efforts in the shade; Howlin’ Rain ain’t a patch on these boys. There are moments that bring to mind Jet or Burning Brides, but in the context of such a cheesy rock-fest of a record that’s entirely acceptable in my book and there’s enough nasty garagey distortion, galloping grooves and crazy shredding to raise them high above such acts.
Apparently the first vinyl pressing, which only came out last year, is rare as rocking horse shit and commands ridiculous prices on eBay. Then again there’s not much music like this still being made and when it’s done this well what can you do but get stuck in?
9/10 mack Customer review, 6th March 2014
good music doesnt need a long review...save your time and listen to blood lust...killer album !!
9/10 Martin Customer review, 29th December 2013
"I was born a wicked man, no hopes or dreams / I get my kicks from torturing and screams / I lust for women's blood, and their evil ways / I twist my words to what the good book says" So wails Uncle Acid on I'll Cut You Down, the album’s satanic opener. It's a quote that perfectly sums up Uncle Acid. It's nasty, satanic, and more than slightly tongue-in-cheek. The music suits the lyrics down to a tee - a hazy mixture of Black Sabbath, 60's LSD jams and 70's glam from hell. It's a powerful mixture that has won them a strong, and, for the standards of the music they make, very large, fan base. Despite this, they're still shrouded in mystery, and that's part of the appeal really. Having been lucky enough to see them live, I can confirm they are actually human, not, in fact, devils with guitars as some of you may have thought. As a bit of Doom Metal nut, I personally, don't deem the band to be the best around at the moment, as I know some do, however they are one of the best of the current crop more popular stoner/doom bands, and I'd take these guys over the likes of Ghost, Bloody Hammers or Orchid any day of the week. If I had to make a criticism of the album, then perhaps it's a little one paced, every track is done in the swung-doom style found on Sabbath’s legendary Master of Reality (not that it’s a bad thing, necessarily, but at least there was a bit of variety on Master..). Really though, I'm nit-picking - there are some truly wicked riffs on this beauty which no self respecting Doom-head can be without, and the second track, Death's Door and the Withered Hand of Evil are two of the most incredible pieces of music I've for a good while (both VERY powerful live, especially when you've pounded your brain to mush headbanging). Overall this is a fine bit of retro-metal that should equally appeal to modern metal fans like myself, and to the sort of person who thinks music stopped being good in 1979.
9/10 Witchfinder Customer review, 28th July 2013
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats is one of the coolest bands to hit me in the face with doomy riffs that sound like they've been recorded underneath the swamp: "The summer of love's bone chilling autumn" reads the album's backside, and I couldn't agree more. While the Uncle's vocals ring of drugs and gold and the instruments are drezzed with fuzz, the lyrical themes are perfect for any rainy day in Anytown, USA.
All in all, pretty much every track on this amazing sophomore record hits hard and to the point, while the sheer experience of holding the perfect cover in your hands in 12" form is enough worthy of the price. Red vinyl too, baby.
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