Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Sir Jackson and the Long Ride - From Now On, You Answer To Me
|Four instros and one vocal on this demo. The foundation is a kind of post metal Iron Maiden meets the surf, with the Intensity knob at 11. Often non-melodic, and always powerful. The lone vocal "P. T. Burn" tells the story with its screaming voice.|
Picks: Samara, Double Overhead, King Of The Wild Frontier, The Inevitable Rush Of This Engine Called Progress
Track by Track Review
"Samara" is a somewhat intense instro with a heavy post punk metal angularity and chunk. There isn't a melody really, but the relentless darkness of the riffage portrays a shadowed rider struggling against an angry sea. The double picked verse brings it front and center. Actually quite powerful.
Surf drums and bass grumble as the guitars and keys come in with a portrait of danger on the surf. dark, relentless, and non-melodic in a dangerous way.
King Of The Wild Frontier
"King Of The Wild Frontier" is loud and powerful, but doesn't really hold attention at times because of its unchanging nature. The break is a nice change, with damped guitar, but is still more or less just a riff. Lots of power and flying notes.
The Inevitable Rush Of This Engine Called Progress
"The Inevitable Rush Of This Engine Called Progress" is a long title for a dark song with heavy metal tendencies. Quite evil and intense, but not melodic.