VERY METAL


"Hit and Run" (Beer City Records; 2002)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

 

I really like Very Metal, but I'm not sure you will.

The band, who copped their name from a t-shirt on a British television sitcom, play rough, ragged and rapid rock that sounds more like punk than the metal promised in their name. That's not a problem if you pick up this CD and know what to expect. If you're looking for Dead Boys / Rancid type of punk, you'll find it very well done here. "Hit and Run" races along at a breakneck pace and delivers all the out-of-control speed you'd expect.

But if you're looking at the name of the band - "Very Metal" - and thinking more along the lines of Pantera or Iron Maiden, you're gonna hate this CD. Honestly, it's not "very metal" at all.

Very Metal is: Pat Munster - vocals; Pat McCauley - guitar; Chris Walker - bass; Barry Peraino - drums.


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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