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Taming of the Demons
Released: 2002, Southern Lord Records
It should come as no surprise that a band with a name like Earthride would be best classified as “biker doom metal”. The latter part of the band moniker refers to the band’s passion for riding the iron horse, while the former could be considered a tribute to the band whose riffs form the backbone of their music … Black Sabbath, formerly known as “Earth”. Though reference to Black Sabbath’s classic doom style is a good starting point, there are also traces of the barebones heaviness of Motorhead with the classic stylings of southern rockers Molly Hatchet. That’s a helluva combination my friends. If ever there is a movie made with a setting that takes place entirely in a seedy biker bar, Earthride would have at least two songs on the soundtrack. Earthride just feels that way.
I liked this CD from the first play, but it hasn’t grown on me since. That’s not to say that it’s become boring, just that it’s one of those albums where what you hear is what you get. It’s not real deep, but who gives a damn? It’s makes for good travelling music.
Official website: http://earthride.net/
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