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American Fangs – Pomona

album by:
American Fangs
Version:
CD
Price:
£5.94

Reviewed by:
Rating:
3
On October 21, 2013
Last modified:January 25, 2016

Summary:

One great track, one reasonable, two mediocre and one acoustic. I'd be interested to see them live and see what they have to offer by way of a live show!

Pomona-EPAmerican Fangs from Houston, Texas released their UK début EP Pomona on the 15 October 2013 on In De Goot Recordings.

The best track on this five track EP has to be the opener and title track Pomona. Although when I say début, it’s their début release in the UK as, they have already released a self titled 11 track album over in the U S of A. Pomona with its shrieks of Whoa, fast guitars and drums reminiscent of bands like Rancid and Bullets and Octane assaults the ears from the first bar! Love this one!

Duke and Get the Hell On are alright but nothing about them really grabs you. Le Kick is more of a RAP meets Punk track, Eminem meets Biohazard? Sorry (Acoustic), well I’m sorry but I’m not sure why there’s a need for an acoustic track on a short Punk EP. It’s not bad, as acoustic tracks go, but I like punk to be hard and fast with screams, swearing, fast guitars and rapid drumming! Plus it was the longest track at nearly 4 mins! It’s an open verdict. One great track, one reasonable, two mediocre and one acoustic. I’d be interested to see them live and see what they have to offer by way of a live show!

Track Listing:

  1. Pomona
  2. Duke
  3. AMERICAN FANGSGet The Hell On
  4. Sorry (Acoustic)
  5. Le Kick (original demo)

Band Members:

Gabriel Cavazos (vocals)
Micah Miller (drums)
Kyle Shimek (bass, vocals)
Kenyon Puntenney (guitar)
Chris Goodwin (guitar)

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americanfangs

Website: http://www.theamericanfangs.com/

 

One great track, one reasonable, two mediocre and one acoustic. I'd be interested to see them live and see what they have to offer by way of a live show!

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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