GONZALES: Blues on the Verge of Apocalypse: 7”

These guys are a hard rock band from Italy playing something that falls somewhere in the same vein as Gluecifer or The Hellacopters, but with more of a rock edge. There was a time in the mid-’90’s when this type of rock’n’roll with garage influences was new and fresh sounding, with bands like Turbonegro leading the way. This record reminds me of the deluge of bands that appeared shortly after Turbonegro’s popularity peaked, when none of the records were quite as good, all with a sense of diluted energy and much less of a spark.

 –Mark Twistworthy (Kornalcielo, myspace.com/kornalcielorecords)