Home / Album Reviews / The Black Bullets – On the Fifth Day of Christmas – Bulletproof

The Black Bullets – On the Fifth Day of Christmas – Bulletproof

E.P. by:
The Black Bullets
Version:
CD
Price:
£6

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On December 18, 2014
Last modified:December 31, 2014

Summary:

A good third E.P. from Punk/Rock 'n' Rollers The Black Bullets. Great riffs, Tyla (Dogs D'Amour) style vocals, elements of W.A.S.P, Deep Purple, Magazine and many more. A christmas cracker which, at £6, would make a great stocking filler for fans!

Liar Billy T
Liar Billy T

On the fifth day of Christmas PlanetMosh gave to me ‘five gold stars’ in Bulletproof the third and latest five track, EP from The Black Bullets a Punk/Rock ‘n’ Roll band from Basingstoke and Newbury. A band I saw supporting the Anti-Nowhere League at 100 Club, London in April review here, they will be supporting them at the same venue on 6th January next year here and, much as I’d love to go, getting to London for a gig on a Tuesday isn’t going to be feasible.

In the live review I thought they were similar to bands like The Dogs D’Amour, Towers of London and The Howling. On the CD I still think front-man Liar Billy T has a similar vocal style to Tyla from The Dogs D’Amour. Opening track Eat Your Heart Out is like an amalgamation of Gypsy Blood by The Dogs, Miserlou by Dick Dale and The Deltones and Highway Star by Deep Purple. Paint it Red starts with similar riffage to W.A.S.P.’s Wild Child then merges smoothly into a blend of Wild Child and Shot By Both Sides by Magazine (strangely a song I picked up in yesterday’s review too). Spit in Your Eye very Beaver Patrol by Pop Will Eat Itself meets the  Two Pints of Lager Theme, which was created by Christian Henson for the tv show Two Pints of Lager and is based on a song by Splodgenessabounds (and their version was also picked up yesterday!). Dead Girls Don’t Cry had some superfast riffs and rhythm and an addded bit of harmonica. Whilst the last song Sinseeker is much punkier than Poison I picked up some Your Mama Don’t Dance riffage think Your Mama Don’t Dance in Sin City (AC/DC).

No Christmas Turkeys on this one. Five gold rings to spin in your CD Player. Highlight track  Eat Your Heart Out.

The Black Bullets - Bulletproof (cover)
The Black Bullets – Bulletproof (cover)

Track List:

Eat Your Heart Out
Paint it Red
Spit In Your Eye
Dead Girls Don’t Cry
Sinseeker

The Black Bullets
The Black Bullets

Band Members:

Liar Billy T – Vocals/Harmonica
Lance Skybaby –  Guitar
Skinn Klick – Guitar
Carl D- Drums/Vocals
Jim “Bones” – Bass/Vocals

 

The Black Bullets on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBlackBulletsUK

If you would like to purchase this E.P. contact them on Facebook, their first self-titled E.P. can be purchased through the Amazon link above.

A good third E.P. from Punk/Rock 'n' Rollers The Black Bullets. Great riffs, Tyla (Dogs D'Amour) style vocals, elements of W.A.S.P, Deep Purple, Magazine and many more. A christmas cracker which, at £6, would make a great stocking filler for fans!

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!