Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Monster Truck - The Brown EP

RATING: 7.9/10

I saw Monster Truck opening up for a local band's EP release party. I thoroughly enjoyed the headlining act, but Monster Truck was Fucking badass. serious rock. I picked up their debut self-titled EP and recieved a free download of their most recent 4-track release... "The Brown EP."

At some point, all the legitimacy and seriousness of a hard-rock band gets called into question when the "rawkness" seems overly done and silly. Metallica and Nickelback are two prime examples of where the simple rough-rock sound can come off as phony - or just plain laughable.  Monster Trucks' EP, "The Brown EP," is fucking ridiculous.   In a good way. Not phony. The vocals are stellar but rough. The organ is sweet. The drums are simple, and the guitar/bass are doing a great job.

Monster Truck has a very "Mountain-meets-Zeppelin-meets-heavier-blues-rock/ZZ-Top" sound. This is the kind of rock music I would gladly play at a house party to get guests in a good mood. My only real complaint about the EP is that it's an EP and there aren't enough guitar solos. I think there's only one obvious solo in the whole record.

In any case, if you want good foot-stomping rock music. This is a killer release by a band from Toronto Canada.

Notable Tracks:
Out of the four tracks, all of them are great.
"Righteous Smoke" is fucking sweet!


Link To Artist:
http://www.ilovemonstertruck.com/MT/Home.html

26 comments:

  1. Great review. I concour with the "Foot-stomping" rock music line.

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  2. not a huge fan of the genre but having listened to some of their stuff off the EP... not too bad

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  3. I've heard some good things about this band. Just downloading to have a listen. I love your blog by the way, excellent reviews and a really nice design.

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  4. I'm going to look for this EP now, it sounds good.

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  5. I don't generally like rock, but that wasn't too bad. Thanks for the share!

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  6. listened to this the other day, i quite liked it

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  7. I always love hearing new music that isn't so mainstream!

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  8. The link to listen to the music didnt work. :(

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  9. Very good review, I'll check these guys out.

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  10. Reminds me of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club somehow.

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  11. You know it's a good album when the biggest complaint is "They haven't made more of it"

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  12. Never heard of them, I'll check it out.

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  13. I really enjoy rock music, good review.

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  14. Totally agree on the nickel back statement hate that band with a passion.

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  15. I mostly like metal but this sounds interesting.

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  16. Good work, keep it up!

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  17. Solid post man. You need to review more albums and more often.

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  18. Whoa! Just found this blog now. Thanks for the review of our EP, we appreciate the support. look for new tunes soon!

    nice blog!

    - jer & MT

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