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Gentleman's Pistols: Gentleman's Pistols

The debut from the UK's Gentlemens Pistols is certainly not something you would normally hear on the Candlelight Records roster. These guys are sort of like a throwback to bands like Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Grand Funk Railroad, Led Zeppelin, Mountain,Cactus, Pentagram, and Free, somewhat along the lines of what current acts like Wolfmother and Witchcraft are doing, except with perhaps a slight punk influence in spots. Tunes like "Heavy Petting" and "Widow Maker" hit all the delicious 70's hard rock marks and throw in a little doomy Sabbath vibe-yes, you know what I'm talking about, that groovy yet crunchy guitar sound, blistering solos, pounding yet tight drum fills, and plenty of melodic, husky, somewhat bluesy vocals. "The Lady" is a slower blues rock romp that recalls Cream, and features fantastic vocals and searing lead guitar, while "Mistress Mistrust", "Vivid Wonder", and "Parking Banshee" feature riffs that would make any fan of vintage UFO, Thin Lizzy, or Motorhead, stand up and take notice. It's retro stuff like this that keeps the spirit of the 70's alive and well, and thankfully this little band from Leeds have enough original ideas and can back up their influences with plenty of muscial skills and a flair for writing damn good songs. "Just A Faction" is a great example of this, catchy, heavy, with a great hard rock/punk/party hearty attitude. The production is also quite good, giving the impression that this thing was recorded in 1975 or so. Way cool-I'm sure we'll be hearing more from this outfit in the years to come. Wolfmother, watch out!

Track Listing
1 Just A Fraction
2 Out Of The Eye
3 Heavy Petting
4 Widow Maker
5 The Lady
6 Lying & Fooling
7 Mistress Mistrust
8 Creamy Lid
9 Vivid Wonder
10 Parking Banshee

Added: August 19th 2007
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
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Language: english

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