13 Songs, 40 Minutes

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4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

VegasVince1 ,

Solid Album

This band is very different from Rick Froberg's previous ones (Drive Like Jehu and Hot Snakes) however still good music. There are elements of garage rock and surf rock with a bluesy feel on most tracks - definitely a slower pace than what most Jehu and Hot Snakes listeners are used to - but still has the intensity of Rick's vocals. Saw these guys play at the Beauty Bar in downtown Las Vegas this past November. The material is much louder and intense live. The recordings are good but don't compare to a live show.

Hippi-Kat ,

Decent offering from a decent band

The Obits are another bluesy, garage band, pretty much like all the other bluesy garage bands except for one difference: they have an awesome pedigree. Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From The Crypt, and Hot Snakes especially, were all incredible bands that The Obits were previously huge parts of. Once The Epic Hot Snakes crashed and burned, two bands rose out of their ashes, Night Marchers & Obits, that don't come close to the output of their previous bands. There are a couple of solid songs on this album, but there are a lot that are just dull. That's pretty much the standard for every Obits album, one or two songs that pop and then safe, bluesy, rockabilily influenced derivative tunes. It's a shame this is what we're left with after Hot Snakes, but this is it, and it's Ok, but that's just not acceptable for this talented bunch.

aludkasphilly ,

A Band Evolution.

Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes, Rocket From The Crypt, all great… Obits keep it rollin'!

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