Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
|The Murgatroyds are a hard drivin' Dallas,Texas band with a sound that's thick and intense, and which combines surf and roots elements for a unique signature among instro bands. This is a 6 song demo with an added bonus live track.|
Picks: Rodan vs. Mothra, Adventures In Spy Guitar, The Chase, M.S.O., Mission To Mars, The Silver Surfer, Midnight Wranglin'
Track by Track Review
"Rodan vs. Mothra" is a fast rompin' instro with lots of fire and a real sense of the largeness of the beasts. It's not very melodic, but is as relentless as the attack of Mothra and Rodan!
Dirty guitar noise launches a dark and menacing riff rocker that's more monstrous than espionage-like. Interesting extra guitar effects on the big chords. Quite a cool song.
"The Chase" is a fine song with big chords and intense energy. Great drums and bass thunder run beneath huge guitars. Excellent!
"M.S.O." ("Maggot Slayer Overdrive") is a behemoth of danger and borrowed licks. Dark, edgy, and thick. One wouldn't think such a huge sound would be needed to squish little bugs, but then again...
"Mission To Mars" romps with big splashy chords and a wonderfully thick sound. Dark and dangerous, adventurous and heavy. The sparkle of the chords is excellent!
The angularity of the lead guitar creates a dangerous and flying effect as "The Silver Surfer" unfolds. Quite relentless in its intensity.
This "bonus" track shows off the bands live prowess. They rip through a rockabilly instro that has the crowd on its feet chanting and hollering. Big energy and a rompin' good time.