DARK COUNTRY: Self-titled: LP

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)