Rumbling out of England's Midlands is Doomsday Outlaw with their second effort, Suffer More. It's a barn burning riff monster of classic rock with 15 tunes at nearly 70 minutes. Really, I think these lads are misplaced, by the distance of an ocean, with their blend of American southern hard rock, blues, and early proto-metal.
Ultimately, what you catch at the start is the twin guitar riff assualt. Call them harmonious brooding and bruising, even thumping when heard over the bass and drums. Then, from lthe wall of riffage an abundance of classic solos send sparkst into the night. After this, the next thing that caught my ears was Doomsday Outlaw's sense of pure rock groove, and it's pretty persistent at that. If you can't get your toe-tapping while you're headbanging, you're too old for rock n roll.
After these things, it's the subtle nuances you need to listen for. Like the soulful Hammond organ underneath I've Been Found and it's latent blues. And that blues groove finds its way into the belly of more than a few songs. All That I Have, for instance, and also Jericho Cane, Suffer More, and Blues For A Phantom Limb. Alternatively, Doomsday can simply bring you stomping classic heavy rock, with 70's thunder and fuzz, as with Bring You Pain and Tale Of A Broken Man. Yet, curiously, I found one song that stood out among the bunch, and it's on 52 seconds long. That would be Pandemonium, which advances the new genre, hillbilly speed punk. Catch the drums and bass line in this one.
Bottom line, Suffer More is an oxymoron. You should grab this album and enjoy more. Play it loud, of course. Recommended.
Doomsday Outlaw's Suffer More is an oxymoron, perhaps mismaned. You should grab this album and enjoy more. Play it loud, of course. Recommended.
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