I’m a very simple man with very simple pleasures. I enjoy my cup of coffee with a dash of milk, my lager with a handful of pork scratchings and my music heavy and loud.
I’ve recently been lucky to be sent a copy of Dogbane’s debut album Residual Alcatraz. Before I go into any depth on the album I have to say it’s a ten track guide of how rock and heavy metal should be delivered.
Dogbane consists of five lets just say mature gentlemen from North Carolina but their maturity is their strength. They’ve seen fads of music come and go yet what they play is still going strong to this day.
Tracks such as Annihilator stink of classic rock genius with a doom ridden undertone through out where as God Forgive You could be mistaken as a B-side by Black Sabbath. There are no frills or studio trickery on any of the ten tracks, from start to finish it is rock and roll how it was made to be played.
If you like your music loud, fast, and honest with a touch of class then Dogbane are right up your street. 8.25/10