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Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell: Check 'em Before You Wreck 'em

In 2012, Rise Above Records released the debut full-length from UK heavy rock act Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Don't Hear it...Fear it!, which was a big hit with fans & critics alike, not surprisingly also striking a chord with us here at Sea of Tranquility as well. Well, they are back with their follow-up, titled Check 'em Before You Wreck 'em, and it's another collection of heavy hitting biker rock/metal for all fans of Sir Lord Baltimore, Black Sabbath, Budgie, Dust, Motorhead, Buffalo, MC5, and, well, you get the picture.

Johnny Gorilla (guitar, vocals) , Bill Darlington (drums), and Louis Comfort-Wiggett (bass) pound out ten songs here on this latest platter of proto-metal certain to take you back to 1972 all over again. From the raunchy & infectious "Do It Now", the doom laden and quite psychedelic "Captain Merryweather", to the crushing Budgie-meets-Black Sabbath-by way of Steppenwolf stomp that is "Running From Home". Elsewhere, there's the bluesy biker metal piece "Happiness Begins", the riff-tastic "Don't Hear it...Fear it!", the Cactus inspired boogie metal of "Bulletproof", and the lengthy "Late Night Mornings", a nightmarish psych/garage rock freakout that recalls the early Stooges at their best, complete with boozy vocals and slashing lead guitar work.

Check 'em Before You Wreck 'em is a hell of a lot of fun, a heavy rocking affair from a band that's not afraid to wear their influences on their sleeve and have a blast with it. Pick up a copy, bang thy head, crack open a cold one, spark up what you got, and get that air guitar goin'!

Track Listing
1) Do It Now
2) 2 Tonne F*ckboot
3) Captain Merryweather
4) Running From Home
5) Happiness Begins
6) Shaker Your Head
7) Don't Hear it...Fear it!
8) Bulletproof
9) The Thicker the Better
10) Late Night Mornings

Added: March 18th 2014
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
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Language: english

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