donderdag 19 september 2013

Shit The Cow – Salt of The Earth

Shit The Cow – Salt of The Earth
Self Released – 2013
Rock, Hard, Stoner, Alternative
Rated: ***

Sweden’s amusingly named Shit The Cow have been putting out their brand of hard rock, stoner rock, alternative and punk (or as they would have it “Scrapyard Rock”!!) since 2012’s Volume/Cow.  Despite a bevy of genre classifications you could try to pin to them, the end result is refreshingly direct and to the point. Only one track flows past the 3:00 mark. Vocalist/guitarist Peter Söderberg’s punk rock vocals ring very clearly through the mix whilst guitar riffs are fast and sharp. All tracks take on a sort of Fu-Manchu level of efficiency and those looking for more sprawl should look elsewhere.  After a few spins the scrapyard rock label starts to make sense; Salt of the Earth is a dirty EP that provides a surprising level of useful rock resources at the simplest levels.

(Written by Matthew McGarity)

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