|Beaten Back To Pure - The Burning South
12 November 2004
01. American Vermin
02. Smothered In Sundress
03. Hell Goes Thru Hanging Dog
04. One Shovel And A Place To Die
05. Where The Sewer Meets The Sea
06. Pillars f Tomorrow, Piles Of Yesterday
08. Running Out Of Neck
Yeeha! They're hairy, they're white, they have a beer on their hand!
Yeeeha! They're mean, they're dumb, they're gonna make you eat some cum!
Yeeeeha! They're here to rock n' roll, and to piss on your front door!
America's favorite Redneck Metallers are back with their third release of Stoner Metal, Southern Rock, Sludge, Death n' Roll call it what you want, this thing is here to rock you out! Beaten Back To Pure comes with this "The Burning South" a sample of how can you sound not-so-Metal without falling into the infamous Nu Metal genre, pretty popular in the land of uncle Sam.
Anyway, the band parted ways with Retribute Records and released this album under the wings of This Dark Reign Records, The album contains 8 songs of pure Southern hell.
The artwork is impressive from the get-go, the drawings are sick but with a share of innocence which makes them really morbid.
So for all of you who don't know what to expect from this one, think Alabama Thunder Pussy, Clutch, Down, Corrosion Of Conformity, Crowbar, Eyehategod, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, got the picture? Now try to think a cabin in the middle of the woods, some beer, weed and a guy sittin´ in the front porch with his wife who is 10 years younger than him and also is his cousin.
You got the context right? Now put this as a background, nice chunky riffing combined with some catchy cleaner moments, a throaty voice with some clean singing also, think of a Doomy Rock N' Roll with gruff vocals. The overall experience is pleasant but is not something I could hear everyday, maybe is a southern thing. Production is great and also the whole art layout as I mentioned before. Some people that are into the whole Southern Rock vibe will catch this immediately, as for me and as I said before, I'll pop this once in a while in the stereo, maybe not, eh, who knows.