It makes sense that a band from Detroit has an album called Born of the Motor. It also makes sense that some reviewers might describe this as high-octane. Frankly though, if if I were going to make an automotive metaphor for this album, I would say that these guys put the pedal to the floor right from the beginning of the album.
Koffin Kats is a band that believes in volume and tempo. In that regard (but not really in the sound), the band reminds me a little bit of Three Bad Jacks. If you want an example of the tempo, check out the title track. This song is so fast, I think it's distinctly possible to work up a sweat just listening to it. The same can be said for "Devil Tales." It took me a while to figure out who this band sounds like, but it finally hit me. The melodies are pure rock and roll - kind of a cross between Motorhead and a psychobilly band (just listen to that bass). Vocally, Vic Victor reminds me at times of King Sickabilly.
This is real simple. If you like loud and fast rock and roll that begs to be played loudly, the new album from Koffin Kats is for you. It will be available from Sailor's Grave Records on 22 October.
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