Satan’s Satyrs – Don’t Deliver Us (Bad Omen Records)
Virginia’s Satan’s Satyrs have been doing their psyched up, doomster-friendly garage rock thang for six years now – and they’re sounding as raw and acid-fried as ever.
In fact, Don’t Deliver Us almost resembles a jam at times, especially on tracks like Spooky Nuisance, where guitarist Jarrett Nettnin and bassist Clayton Burgess sound like they’re having a hell of a lot of fun. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but the trio are at their best when they’re kicking out huge, stomping riffs like those found on Germanium Bomb and Creepy Teens. It was a simple approach that worked well on last year’s Die Screaming, and made for a potent album – this opus feels lightweight in comparison and too often the band side swerve into loose instrumental freak-outs, meaning their songs lose focus.
However, there’s a charm to Satan’s Satyrs that still hooks you in – and if you don’t end up shaking your rump to the primal groove to closer ‘Round the Bend, then you clearly have no soul…
RUSHONROCK RATED: 6.5/10 Devilish