The Senton Bombs – Mass Vendetta

album by:
The Senton Bombs
Version:
Audio CD
Price:
£12.09

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On May 22, 2016
Last modified:May 23, 2016

Summary:

What's the first thing you think of when I say Blackpool Rock? Something to get your teeth into? Something long pink and sticky? Now there's some Blackpool Rock you need to get your ears into!
The Senton Bombs are, indeed, masters of versatility with a 'MassVendetta' against being pigeon-holed into any one genre! If Motorhead did lullabys! If Thomas the Tank Engine did rhythm! If bagpipes played riffs! Elements of Rock, Punk, Country. The Blackpool Rockers have come up with a masterpiece again!

What’s the first thing you think of when I say Blackpool Rock? Something to get your teeth into? Something long pink and sticky? Now there’s some Blackpool Rock you need to get your ears into! Mass Vendetta is the latest album from Blackpool Punk/Rock Band The Senton Bombs released on 16th April 2016 by 7hard. Formed in 2004 as The Terrorists they already have several demos and three studio albums under their belts. ‘Sweet Chin Music’ ‘Gambit’ and ‘Chapter Zero’.

Thomas the Tank Engine by Jim, the Photographer

The album opens with Trailblazer and straight away grabs you with a catchy left hook, it’s got it all, starts off hard hitting, has a more gentle beat half way through, melodic ‘Ooh Oohs’, then speeds up again. Lot’s of diiferent elements blazing a trail for the following ten tracks! If you remember being a mere babe in arms and having lullabys sung to, to send you to sleep, then you may recognise some of the lyrics in Mainstream from Rock-a-bye Baby although this particular lullaby reminded me of Motorhead’s Metropolis in places, so I’m not sure it would send you to sleep, but if Motorhead did lullabys then it would have been something like Mainstream! Next comes Train Wreck and I move onto another childhood classic with Thomas the Tank Engine, think something like Golden Earring’s Radar Love meets Deep Purple’s Highway Star with added Toot Toots! The riffs really do sound like the chug of a train, add the vocal ‘Toot Toots’ and you can just imagine Thomas and friends chugging along the North Western Railway lines.

The title track Mass Vendetta is short, sweet and catchy, reminiscent of Experiment from their 2012 album Gambit. The shortest track 13 Days had a similar vibe to Knock Out Kaine’s 16 Grams of Heart Attack. Pretty Tricky a rock ‘n’ roller with some screaming riffs and aggressive ‘Hey Hey Heys’ with the chorus telling you to ‘Keep your cool it gets pretty tricky.’ Wedlock Horns has a marching beat and the lyrics include marrying the ‘Devil’s daughter’ and buying her a ‘Ring of fire’ and I like to think the seed for including the latter in the lyrics was sown when I likened Darkest Horse to it in my review of  their last album Chapter Zero! In Red Shield the vocals are almost spoken in places and the riffs sound almost like bagpipes! Then we come to The Apex or the end of this particular trail with this heavy, Rammstein-esque number.

The Senton Bombs are, indeed, masters of versatility with a ‘MassVendetta‘ against being pigeon-holed into any one genre! If Motorhead did lullabys! If Thomas the Tank Engine did rhythm! If bagpipes played riffs! Elements of Rock, Punk, Country. The Blackpool Rockers have come up with a masterpiece again!

Highlight Track: Train Wreck 

Track List:

1: Traiblazer
2: Mainstream
3: Train Wreck
4: Out West
5: Mass Vendetta
6: 13 Days
7: Avalanche
8: Pretty Tricky
9: Wedlock Horns
10: Red Shield
11: Apex

Band Members:

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

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For more information on The Senton Bombs read a full biography here. They were our featured band in February 2014 see here.

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What's the first thing you think of when I say Blackpool Rock? Something to get your teeth into? Something long pink and sticky? Now there's some Blackpool Rock you need to get your ears into! The Senton Bombs are, indeed, masters of versatility with a 'MassVendetta' against being pigeon-holed into any one genre! If Motorhead did lullabys! If Thomas the Tank Engine did rhythm! If bagpipes played riffs! Elements of Rock, Punk, Country. The Blackpool Rockers have come up with a masterpiece again!

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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