Flight 49 – That smell of sweat and sin

album by:
Flight 49
Version:
CD

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Rating:
3
On June 23, 2014
Last modified:June 23, 2014

Summary:

This EP does have a low budget feel to it, which isnt a huge surprise as most small bands do struggle for money, but don't let that bother you - the EP is certainly well worth a listen.

Flight 49 - That smell of sweat and sinFlight 49 are a four piece hard rock band from Llandudno in North Wales.  Formed in 2011, they started work on their debut EP in 2013 and it’s now finally here – That smell of sweat and sin.

Brief comments on a couple of tracks…

“Rage” opens with a piano intro before that’s replaced by the guitars and then the vocals kick in.  This is probably the song I like least on the EP.  Most of it is straightforward rock, but then they throw in a section with screaming and an almost rap vocal which just feels out of place.

I think this EP is the first time I’ve heard of a hard rock band covering Dolly Parton, but that’s exactly what Flight 49 have done with their cover of “9 to 5”.  It’s actually a pretty good cover, and I can imagine it goes down well at gigs.

This EP does have a low budget feel to it, which isnt a huge surprise as most small bands do struggle for money, but don’t let that bother you – the EP is certainly well worth a listen.

Track listing:

1. Intro
2. Means to an end
3. Rage
4. For a flag
5. TMPM
6. 9 to 5

This EP does have a low budget feel to it, which isnt a huge surprise as most small bands do struggle for money, but don't let that bother you - the EP is certainly well worth a listen.

About Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.