Mad Dogs and Englishmen – These Are Not Poetic Times

EP by:
Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Version:
CD

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On July 28, 2014
Last modified:July 28, 2014

Summary:

The Second EP from Manchester based Heavy Metal Band Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Four tracks with some meaningful lyrics. Well produced. Well thought out. Different styles and influences showing some great versatility.

.@louelladeville_ @planetmosh review of .@M_D_A_E These Are Not Poetic Times EP

Manchester based Heavy Metal band Mad Dogs and Englishmen released their second EP These Are Not Poetic Times on the 14th April 2014.

The opening track Profit Through War started off a bit Rocking in the Free World by Neil Young quickly becoming heavier, Punkier say Black Sabbath meets The Exploited.

The Gank (Here Comes the Lawman) has a Led Zeppelin flavour to it. Great riffs, great rhythm, loud and fast in places, much mellower in others.

Ledrose with it’s gravelly vocals put me in mind of Rod Stewart’s singing style yet I also picked up a Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi vibe.

Mother Nature’s Fun
again with elements of Black Sabbath but this time meeting The Black Crowes.

Four tracks with some meaningful lyrics. Well produced. Well thought out. Each track slightly different in style show-casing a wide range of influences and versatility.

Highlight track: Ledrose

Mad Dogs and Englishmen - These Are Not Poetic Times (Album Artwork)
Mad Dogs and Englishmen – These Are Not Poetic Times (Album Artwork)

Track List:

Profit Through War
The Gank (Here Comes The Lawman)
Ledrose
Mother Nature’s Fun

Band Members:

L.A. McCabe – Lead Vocals, Bass
Wail Shark – Guitar
Eddie Leopard – Drums, Backing Vocals

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MADDOGSANDENGLISHMEN
Twitter: https://twitter.com/M_D_A_E
Website: http://maddogsandenglishmen.webs.com/

The Second EP from Manchester based Heavy Metal Band Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Four tracks with some meaningful lyrics. Well produced. Well thought out. Different styles and influences showing some great versatility.

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!