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Dogs Divine, The: Size Of The Fight

I keep hearing of second album syndrome, but in recent times many bands seem to be blowing that theory out of the water, with Size Of The Fight by Illinois Rockers The Dogs Divine being the latest example. Good and honest are words you could use to describe this album, but so are ballsy, fierce and fiery and in the end, the mix of Stoner, Metal, Southern, and, yes, good, honest, old fashioned Rock makes for a potent brew that if supped in sufficient quantities, would lay you out for a week. The riffs bulge, the drums pummel and the vocals growl, spit and howl in vicious and fist-flailing style, but it all comes together in a manner that has you stomping on the floor and smacking your thigh, or anybody else's within slapping distance for that matter, until it is red raw.

Take a quick swig of "Dogs", where TDD hammer their no compromise attitude and music home with sick authority, the dancing riff and Almighty-like attack of "Overnight Sensation" or the brooding atmospheric take on modern society that is "Join The Crowd" to get an undoubtedly unsubtle, but utterly convincing blast of Rock 'n' Roll swagger with a Metallic punch. Then add to that the utterly irresistible if far from pure vocals from Tom Hart and The Dogs Divine really have the recipe for success in this brutal arena, although the violin and acoustic guitar of instrumental "Gussie", the ultra modern, if no less uncompromising "One And Only" and the classy "One For The Ages" prove that this is a band capable of covering a whole host of bases when the mood takes them.

Judging by the snarling, spitting, in your face, Rock 'n' Roll on The Dogs Divine's second album, the Size Of The Fight in this dog is of mighty proportions!

Track Listing
1. Dogs
2. Overnight Sensation
4. Gypsy King
5. Hell Wouldn't Have Me
6. Brand New Addiction
7. One And Only
8. I'm In Love With My Car
9. Join The Crowd
10. Gussie
11. One For The Dogs

Added: June 26th 2012
Reviewer: Steven Reid
Related Link: The Dogs Divine MySpace
Hits: 2116
Language: english

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