GO LIKE HELL


"Hell Bent Rock'n'Roll" (Buttermilk; 2004)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

 

Judging the CD from its cover (which, as your mother probably told you, you should never do), you might guess that Go Like Hell is a punk metal band in the vein of Plasmatics. Lead vocalist Alexi Void certainly looks the part, with her foot-tall Mohawk, fishnet stockings and metal studded belt.

Pop in the CD, however, and you're bound to be in for a nice surprise. The punk influence is apparent throughout the CD, but the guitars have a fuzzy, stoner-like quality to them that gives "Hell Bent Rock'n'Roll" an entirely different feel. If stoner rock had been popular in the 80s, this is probably what Joan Jett and Lita Ford would have sounded like.

The thirteen tracks herein run through a number of various styles and speeds, with only Void's vocals the main link between them. That's both good news and bad news. Void's got an attitude-laden style that gives the songs additional edge, but she doesn't have a lot of range so each song sounds at least a little like the last. 

That's a minor complaint if you're looking for raw, punk-edged, in-your-face rock'n'roll because you can find that in spades on this CD.

Go Like Hell: Luvleggs - guitar, vocals; Elvis Christ - guitar, vocals; Alexi Void - vocals; Dick Whiskey - drums; Rev Spike Hell - bass, vocals.

For more information, check out www.golikehell.com


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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