Mexican Standoff - The Great Cockblocking Experiment
(S/R - 2016)
Their name says 'Mexican'....their actual nationality is Italian...and their opening track is sung in Portugese.
Confused?...You and me both, mate. Milan trio Mexican Standoff, who have been around for three years are formed by a hybrid of punk and metal parts that plays large in this eleven-track debut album. Meaty rhythm guitar walls and mean-as-f**k vocals scorch together for a seething hot sleaze-fest. Tough-talking tracks like 'Wild Bitch', 'Here Comes The Devil', 'Puffy Nipples', 'Mexican Necktie', 'Bury Me', and 'Rainbow', serve up a high-octane sass that fans of Hardcore Superstar and Backyard Babies should find amiable while the unlikely titled 'Anthrax Express ' is a half-distance delve into country subtlety.
'Copy Paste' comes in as close to Zeppelin as you could without getting sued while 'Bury Me' brings up latterday Metallica with a surprise late stage of menacing chugging. Gripping, gritty hard rock with an accessible listening time at just under thirty eight minutes and scarcely much of it wasted.
Dare you risk a standoff with this bunch... on your head, be it.
By Dave Attrill
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