Saturday, January 28, 2012
Eight-Ball Death- three song demo review
Eight-Ball Death- Three song demo review
It’s hard not to love this band based off of the name and the cuddly-bear nature of singer/ guitarist El Toro. After a couple of live shows, I saw these guys definitely had something going. Sure, it’s drunken party punk, but given that the level of expectations I have for that sort of thing is pretty low, it’s above average, even on this demo. It’s very lo-fi, raw, and sometimes hard to hear, but for a band putting out their first demo, this is about what I would expect to hear. Not earth-shattering, but it’s a nice band to get drunk and pit to. Even if drinking isn’t your thing, it’s still fast, goofy, and decent for what it is. I don’t know if this band has “it”, but they’re good at what they do. It’s no Suicidal Tendencies’ first album, but I’ve bands put out far worse shit, and been a longer-existing group. Lo-fi thrash-y punk, nothing to go crazy for, but worth listening to; it’s free anyways.