|The Black Bullets - 'The Black Bullets' EP (Too Loaded Records)|
|Written by Dom Daley|
|Thursday, 31 May 2012 04:30|
Well, fuck me sideways. From the dark depths of the South Coast and the ashes of some great bands come the self confessed noisy bastards The Black Bullets, after what seems like an eternity since the promise of some very loud rock 'n' roll from frontman Rob Castle, formerly of XX Cortez. He did promise full tilt, in yer face, no compromise rock 'n' roll and, fair play to him, The Black Bullets have most certainly delivered the goods by the sounds of this here EP.
Imagine the best bits of Motorhead thrown into a mixer along with some brutal riffs from the class of '77 punks and some hard rock of the wrong side of the track variety. Done it? Well then you're not too far away from what's going on with the Black Bullets. 'Shoot Em Down' blurts the vocals as EP opener but judging by the sounds of it you're gonna need a howitzer or a neutron bomb to even slow down these bad boys because compromise isn't in their vocabulary. What is in there is a runaway rock 'n' roll beast that is kicking and screaming from the top of its collective lungs.
'Black Bullets' has a lick that Angus could only dream of being able to pen - not since the late '70s has he had this kind of fire in his fingers. If it's riffs you're after then how about the scuffing, blistering rumble of 'All Or Nothing' - this is definitely of the "take no prisoners" variety and is a pulsating rocket ride of rock 'n' roll. Stevie Pearce and Rob Castle compliment each other superbly and are a match for any rock 'n' roll guitarslingers. Fast and dangerous? No doubt about it! A flurry of riffs and blistering licks.
'Too Loaded For Love' is a sleazy lick and a rough reach around in some seedy bar but you know you're enjoying it so get on with it and boogie ya motherfuckers! Simply exhilarating, loud rock 'n' roll.
I do ask myself from time to time the question is it fair that I get to hear all this good music? It's time to climb on board people; stand up and be counted, throw those horns in the air because a heavyweight contender has just entered the ring and they don't mind fighting dirty and by this oh-so-brief glimpse into what they have going for them it's game most definitely on!
'Teaching Yourself To Live' ends this EP as we started and that's with some no bullshit, in your face loud guitars, driving, thumping bass and rock solid drumming all wrapped up in a catchy chorus for you to chant along with. The Black Bullets might not be breaking new ground but they're sweeping old ones and picking up as much as they can of what is good, exciting, dangerous and downright enjoyable in music.
Let's get it on boys and girls: strap yourselves in and get yourselves a shot of Black Bullets because they are the real deal and as rock 'n' roll as it gets. Bring the noise mofos, it's happening...