SILVERHOUNDS, THE: Hellacious: CD

This is very competent psychobilly. I have trouble with this genre, in part because of the inherent goofiness and in part because of a commitment to conformity. Same rhythm, same song subjects, same fucking hair. I can’t knock a band for doing their thing and doing it well, sprinkling in some rad guitar solos here and there, but why not open that shit up? I feel like these guys get there on the last track, “Live Fast,” which gets a bit more thrashy, lets loose a bit more, messes its hair up, and just charges forward. I think this is the kind of band that will just keep pushing it with each release. If you’re a rockabilly fan, you probably should keep your eye on The Silverhounds. 

 –mp (Zodiac Killer)