"Drop Tank" (Self-produced; 2010)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

As we've said many times on these pages, the great thing about working for Rough Edge is the ability to find great new artists and great new bands. It's even better when the bands find you!

A reader sent me an e-mail telling me I should check out Drop Tank and I'm sure glad they did! Drop Tank's self-titled CD is a rough, raw and driving combination of hard rock chunk and punk rock attitude that is just different enough to hold your attention while at the same time familiar enough to get your toes tapping and your head banging.

The CD begins with "White Lady," a searing rocker with scowling vocals and a screeching chorus that draws you right in.  "Doin' Time," up next, sets the song up with a vintage riff while "Take the A Train" may scare you a little bit with its karate cry intro. The other tracks have much to offer themselves, mostly in the form of rough-edged guitar and soaring female vocals.

Great, unique stuff all around from Drop Tank. I'm looking forward to hearing more from the band.

For more information, check out http://www.reverbnation.com/droptank or http://www.myspace.com/droptankband.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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