TO HELL AND BACK: Will We Born Apart: LP

Mar 17, 2011

There are a lot of bands out there that came out of the punk scene that try to cross over into the full-on rock thing. Most of them flat-out suck. They might have one good musician in the band that tries to carry everyone else. Then you get a band like To Hell And Back (ex-JBA, Give Up, etc., etc.). Everyone in this band can play their instruments quite well, thus they can pull off the “rock like a motherfucker” thing with ease. In turn, you, the listener, will rock like a motherfucker as well. If you like bands Turbonegro, Rose Tattoo, or the Saviours, then you’re going to love To Hell And Back. It kind of fits that they come from the Albany, NY area. Doesn’t seem like that place breeds pussies. The songs are massive and rage like hell: “The Devil’s in the Details,” “Venom & Saline,” and “Thin Skinned,” just to name a few. The whole album cranks. Big guitar sound, rippin’ solos, a drummer that can bang, and a ton of low end. I love the transition from “Release the Kraken” to the Sabbath-style riff of “Grassroots Brushfire.” Comes on blue vinyl. Don’t delay...

 –M.Avrg (Peterwalkee,