"From the Jaws of Hell" (Sharawaji Records; 2022)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Don't let that two-and-a-half guitarsaw rating fool you. I loved The Terrorsurfs "From the Jaws of Hell." It's nothing but twelve tracks of pretty standard surf rock. A little dirtier, perhaps. A little uglier, maybe. Certainly more ... I don't know. Sinister?

But I love surf rock. I love tiki bars and that's where they usually play surf rock (and Gilligan's Island). It's a fun, breezy style of rock'n'roll that relaxes you, soaks into your veins, helps you enjoy your Mai Tai or Suffering Bastard.

Even with the added edges and shadows here, though, "From the Jaws of Hell" is just another surf rock record. And that's okay. We all need more of that.

And Mai Tais. And Suffering Bastards. And maybe a Jet Pilot or two.

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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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