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Triggerman: Hail to the River Gods (EP)
Triggerman Hail to the River Gods Review Review

Triggerman: Hail to the River Gods (EP)

Heavy Rock/Metal
4.0/5.0

Hail to the River Gods is my first experience with Triggerman, a band of heavy rockers from Northern Ireland. This four man crew piles on some massive riffage and then some more, marinates them with a deep groove, and then adds scary good, sometimes psychedelic, guitar leads.

Triggerman Band Photo

Triggerman: needs some thon strange brew.

Sometimes Triggerman can by heavy and charging as on Rise of the Woodsmen. Then on the title track they're heavy and steady. The operative word here is heavy, if you haven't figured it out. Yet, between the clever and catchy melodic arrangements and the quirky lyrical twists, Thon Strange Brew, the best cut, and Wake the Dead become toe-tapping heavy rockers. The weakest link here may be the closing number, Blind Side of the Moon, where vocalist Bap gives mostly narration over the music. It does open up later, but not enough to spare it from drudgery.

Nevertheless, with great tunes like Thon Strange Brew and Wake the Dead, Triggerman's Hail to the River Gods is a fine, but too short, platter of heavy rock. Easily recommended.

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In Short

With great tunes like Thon Strange Brew and Wake the Dead, Triggerman's Hail to the River Gods is a fine, but too short, platter of heavy rock.

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