Shit The Cow – Salt of The Earth
Self Released – 2013
Rock, Hard, Stoner, Alternative
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)