Senton Bombs – Chapter Zero

album by:
The Senton Bombs
Version:
CD

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On September 26, 2013
Last modified:June 7, 2015

Summary:

Chapter Zero is the latest album from Blackpool Punk/Rock Band The Senton Bombs. Chapter Zero is their first label released album. They have a great versatility. Where else do you find echoes of Rage Against the Machine, The Foo Fighters, The Knack, Johnny Cash and a Military March all under one roof!

Chapter Zero is the latest album from Blackpool Punk/Rock Band The Senton Bombs. Formed in 2004 as The Terrorists they have already released four Demos and two studio albums, ‘Sweet Chin Music’ and’ Gambit’. Signed to STP Records in March 2013, Chapter Zero is their first label released album. With an album launch show to be held at The Tache Rock Venue in their hometown on Friday 27th September 2013.

The opening song (and title track) reminded me a little of Rage Against the Machine’s Killing in the Name Of. A great opener with a strong bass line and great riffs. The next track Nothing Quite Like This does indeed live up to its name! It’s one of those songs where you instantly think – wow this is amazing and put on repeat about 20 times! ‘Bombs Away’ a bit of howling and an abrupt end. Punk at it’s finest!

Heading for the Guillotine had a flavour of All My Life by the Foo Fighters, starting off mellow then building in intensity. No Rest for the Rockin, never has a truer word been spoken! The opening bars to Medusa had me thinking of The Knack’s My Sharona, but suddenly upped tempo to over 100 mph, a really punchy song that reaches out and grabs you by the balls! Tornado, aptly named as it does indeed storm the senses, great beat and riffs and another abrupt end!

Darkest Horse – Country and Western meets Punk! ‘The House is Burning Down’ meets a ‘Ring of Fire’ Joey Class meets Johnny Cash! Surprisingly it does actually work. Maybe the start of an air guitar line dancing craze? Finally The Rider with a military beat in places was a splendid track to march out to!

The Senton Bombs have a great versatility. Where else do you find echoes of Rage Against the Machine, The Foo Fighters, The Knack, Johnny Cash and a Military March all under one roof!

After the album launch they have several gigs and festivals lined up before 2013 is out. Including having made it through to the finals of Hard Rock Hell’s, Highway to Hell National finals in early October. Churning out music and lyrics of this quality they’re definitely one to listen out for!

Track Listing: –
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1. Chapter Zero
2. Nothing Quite Like This
3. Heading For The Guillotine
4. So Cavalier
5. Tornado
6. No Rest For The Rockin’
7. Reapers Sow
8. Medusa
9. Darkest Horse
10. Acid & Alkaline
11. The Rider

Band Members:

Joey Class – Vocals & Bass
Damien Kage – Guitar & Backing
Johnny Gibbons – Guitar & Backing
Scott Mason – Drums

Links: –

Website –http://thesentonbombs.webs.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/thesentonbombs

Events – www.facebook.com/thesentonbombs/events

Chapter Zero is the latest album from Blackpool Punk/Rock Band The Senton Bombs. Chapter Zero is their first label released album. They have a great versatility. Where else do you find echoes of Rage Against the Machine, The Foo Fighters, The Knack, Johnny Cash and a Military March all under one roof!

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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