DARK COUNTRY: Self-titled: LP

May 30, 2014

I’d be willing to bet that the vocalist of this band loves Black Sabbath. The Sabbath worship is something that is immediately evident once the vocals kick in on this eight-song LP. Sometimes, at their most exciting moments, this reminds me of a metal-tinged skate punk band, not unlike S.T.R.E.E.T.S. or RKL. Other times, this band has more of a classic rock/metal vibe going on, bringing to mind contemporary stoner/rock bands like The Sword if they decided to go into the studio after a weekend long speed bender. 

 –Mark Twistworthy (Dark Country, darkcountry.bandcamp.com)