"Long Walks on the Sanity Highwire" (Joetown; 1999)

Reviewed by Snidermann


This, the second release by Matt’s Altar, is a strange and twisted musical journey that is to be savored. The music is strong and deals a heavy dose of steady, excellent rock'n'roll combined with tight, together vocals to make Matt's Altar a treat for the ears. I found the whole listening experience fun and refreshing.

Matts Altar shows a mark of musical brilliance in most of their numbers, although I did find some of the songs a bit repetitive and sometimes overdone. Regardless, Matts Altar is one hell of a band and I can't wait to catch their act in L.A. later this year.

Matt’s Altar is John James, vocals; James Jaccobs, bass;  Chris Tatalias, drums; Jimmy Jacobs, guitar.

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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