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The first album reviews are in!
Manchester band The Goddamn Electric formed in January 2010, and released their debut EP in late 2011. Now at the start of 2013 they are releasing their debut album – Snake Bite. The band are named after the Pantera song of the same name, and the album is either intended to sound wild, or it’s named after their favourite drink.
The band look like they’re going to have a good year with the release of their debut album, festival appearances already confirmed at Hammerfest, Scarfest and Les-fest, gigs with Massive Wagons and Jettblack, an album launch show and who knows what else is still to come.
Until I was sent the album to review I must admit I hadn’t listened to them at all. I knew the name as I’ve seen plenty of their gigs advertised but I’d never quite got as far as listening to them. Well after listening to it a few times I have to say I wish I’d listened to them sooner – this is an excellent album.
The music is guitar-driven heavy rock, and the vocals are excellent. At times the album reminds me of Black stone cherry or Michael Monroe’s last album but the vocals in particular are very varied.
The album is less than 40 minutes long, so there won’t be any problems should the band decide to release a vinyl version at some point – at that duration it can be pressed without compromising quality.
Brief comments on a couple of the tracks..
The album opens with “Loyal to the sinner” – a superb track with a good strong guitar riff, and some great vocals. It’s my favourite track on the album, and is a track that definitely ought to earn them some new fans.
“Holding me” is a slow paced track. It’s not got the feel of a ballad though – you constantly get the feeling during the first half of the song that they are struggling to keep it slow and gentle, and then you get proved right when they suddenly unleash a lot more power and pick up the pace.
The final track, “San Francisco” is only 1.21 long – except its not – it’s got 20 seconds of silence at the start of it and fades out very early, so in reality it’s less than one minute, but that’s ok as it’s not really a song as such – it’s a short instrumental outro.
An excellent debut album from The Goddamn Electric.
There is something truly powerful about the debut album of Manchester based rockers The Goddamn Electric. Within minutes of listening you are drawn into a groove-laden masterpiece of cool southern styled sounds that drip with infectious riffs that only get better and better. Blending so many styles and sounds is a bold decision for the band but as Snake Bite proves, it works and keeps you coming back for more. The lyrics are consistently on par with the infusion of styles and never miss a beat. Opener “Loyal to the Sinner” hits with dirty in your face precession and deep bass that draws up images of Pantera.
Tracks like “Scarecrow” and “Revive and Survive” increase the pace with faster riffs and high speed lyric delivery that is unrivalled by some of the biggest names in the Rock and Metal scene today. Driven by pure determination and genuinely epic musicianship the band have produced something that instantly has tremendous appeal to fans of everything from Classic Rock to Blues and even Metal. Snake Bite is one of the best albums I’ve heard this year demonstrating that you don’t have to be topping the international billboards to make some of the best grooves and sounds around – It’s dirty and goddamn seductive, a ride you can’t afford to miss. 10/10
The Goddamn Electric have released the artwork for their debut album ‘Snake Bite’ – the ten track album will the bands first full length offering released independently!
The Goddamn Electric have also released the below preview trailer for their debut album!
The Goddamn Electric are a four-piece from Manchester who’ve only been going a year, yet already seem to have built up a storming following in the local area. They were supporting Falling Red at Manchester Academy, and I made sure I was there in time to see them, having heard great things. The first thing that struck me was just how ‘together’ they looked as a band- you’d never have guessed that they’d only been playing together such a short time! Appearance-wise you’d never have been able to put your finger on quite what they’d sound like – they don’t fit into any pre-defined images at all. When they start to play, you can see why! They’re an amazing mix of pretty much everything. Tommy’s voice is one of the most powerful and versatile I’ve heard in a long time – from fast, upbeat, hard numbers to slow, moving ballad type songs, his voice just fits in perfectly with all of them. Whatever mood he wants to create he manages perfectly, and it’s incredibly rare to find a frontman with a voice like this! It was great to see a support band manage to keep the audience’s attention with the slower songs, especially at a gig like this, but they managed. I’m sure the free Jager and Tshirts they gave away helped…If they’re willing to put the effort in these guys could go far- and let’s hope they do, it’d be a waste if they didn’t!
When the statement ‘it’s all about the music’ crops up, it’s always taken with a pinch of salt, the proof is in the listening. Luckily for us, Manchester based The Goddamn Electric prove this by the bucket load in 3/4 minute golden nuggets of explosive, alluring tracks. The sharp riffs of Something More have an essence of Black Stone Cherry about them, with an irresistible blues thread holding the track together. They have a raw, powerful sound that grabs your attention as soon as their music kicks in; not something too many current bands can boast about. Morning Injection is a classic rock party track, complete with pounding drums and bold chorus. Tommy’s punchy, strong vocals paired with snappy rhythms makes The Goddamn Electric a highly addictive band to listen to. Not only do the group write catchy, hard rock anthems; their soft side shines through in Jealous Contradiction, featuring chiming, delicate guitar and soothing vocals before adding some gritty tones in for extra bite. The echoing opening captures the psychedelic sounds of the seventies and the addition of a playful counter melody during the first verse is one of the many reasons The GDE’s stand out from the crowd.