Germany's Eat The Gun is proof positive that a three piece band can deliver more than your typical power trio rock. On their third release, Runner packs every song with both musical density and versatility. This isn't your average two/three chord, verse-verse-chorus-verse-chorus ad infinitum dribble. No, this rock, while heavier, boasts a premium of big riffage, strong melody, and slick hooks, propelled by clever drumming, versatile fret work, interesting vocals, and made sturdy by a rock groove.
This is immediately noticeable on the opening title track Runner; while likely not the best song here, it proves those characteristics and serves as your introduction to Eat the Gun's basic musical ingenuity. Better is The Evil in You and Me with its most excellent drumming and near boogie rock hook. For something fast heavy, yet not lacking in either melody or hooks, is Not Dead Yet or the big riffs of the closer 365 (and nice chorus for crowd participation). Drumming again plays a pivotal role in the very accessible Liberator, a song with a modern and heavy feel.
While Eat The Gun excels at creating melodic heavy rock, they also offer it an a more gritty and raw format as on Down in the Fire, a song with slower, steady, pace and a blues feel. That stripped down feel starts Give Sight to the Blind, but then propels the song into raw power of a huge arena rock sound. Nice.
There is little doubt: on Runner, Eat The Gun delivers substantial, fist pumping, and entertaining melodic heavy rock. This power trio packs more into one song then most five piece bands can only imagine. Well recommended!
There is little doubt: on Runner, Eat The Gun delivers substantial, fist pumping, and entertaining melodic heavy rock. This power trio packs more into one song then most five piece bands can only imagine.