Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Sons Of The Pacific - MySpace
|Culled from tracks off their Seedy CD, their MySpace site also posted a live version of "Out Of Limits."|
Picks: Boneparte's Last Stand, Grave Robber, Manta Ray, Out Of Limits, Tiburon Del Terra
Track by Track Review
There's drama and sweeping imagery here, like you often find in spaghetti westerns. "Boneparte's Last Stand" is really well written. Modern sustain and edgy delay compliment the melody and main idea.
There's danger in those tremolo chords and the gritty sustain. "Grave Robber" is smooth and spunky, and nicely arranged. The drum breaks work really well.
Exotic tribal drums launch the opening of "Manta Ray." Once inside, the song becomes a very pretty number with a slightly heavier break. I like this a lot!
While this is a lo-fi live capture, it's well done, and it's nice to hear what Sons Of The Pacific sound like live. "Out Of Limits" is done with significant reverence.
Dark and slightly sludgy, "Tiburon Del Terra" is very post modern, yet still very surf. With the rhythm guitar being dark and gutty, and on one side, I didn't really notice the lead guitar on the left at first, especially since it's fairly thin tone doesn't command attention. A simple lead center and second guitar stereo spread would make this a really powerful track!