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Bullets And Octane

Bullets And Octane: The RevelryThe Revelry (2004)
Criterion

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Posing as a moderately good Misfits-inspired outfit, Bullets And Octane put forth eleven catchy punk rock tunes on their debut, The Revelry. A bit slicker and an ounce of polish gives the band a slightly cleaner sound, but it's marginal, thankfully. The vocals work much differently though, mostl.
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Posing as a moderately good Misfits-inspired outfit, Bullets And Octane put forth eleven catchy punk rock tunes on their debut, The Revelry. A bit slicker and an ounce of polish gives the band a slightly cleaner sound, but it's marginal, thankfully.

The vocals work much differently though, mostly employing fairly smooth, under-the-breath crooning in the verses only to snarl whiplash yells for the choruses, all in front of standard-fare, backing "uh-uh-oh!" / "whuh-uh-oh!s" in all the appropriate places. Pounding drums and distorted power chords also make their due appearances for all 32 minutes, but surprisingly, there's rarely a dull moment. There may never be a totally enthralling climax, but it gets the job done. From the obnoxious "LA DA DA, LA DA DA, LAT DAT DA DUH DU DUH!" and ultra-catchy chorus of "Pirates" to the almost power-pop balladry (for them, anyway) of "Places" to the distorted vocal lines in "Waste Away," they mix things up just enough.

There really isn't much to say about the album. I can't say any of the tracks truly stand out, but none flop too easily. Also, their show is supposedly a great catch, so I guess that stripped of the occasional studio magickry, that these would work really well. Apples and oranges aside, this isn't one of the greatest debuts the year has seen, but it's better than most would immediately expect.

MP3s
Save Me Sorrow
Sweet Dreams
Pirates

 

 
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Anonymous (February 20, 2006)

bullets and octane pirates rocks!!!!!!

Anonymous (February 20, 2006)

bullets and octane pirates rocks

Anonymous (January 21, 2005)

I'm gonna have to disagree...I think this album kicks some serious ass. Go listen to Bad Things to Bad People and tell me it doesn't kick ass...and while you're at it, listen to just about all the other songs on it...the album matches their lie show.

Anonymous (December 9, 2004)

all you mother fuckers need to shut it, yeah their CD isnt like the BEST THING IN THE WORLD but their shows kick major fucking arse! caprende?

some1 (October 31, 2004)

this is cool.

Anonymous (September 30, 2004)

the album doesn't kick major ass, but their live show is fucking insane. FUCKING INSANE. they're so much fun.
la da da da....uh, yeah

rarebit (September 30, 2004)

this band is horrific. played with them at the chain reaction back in 03.. they look like a reject buck cherry

Anonymous (September 28, 2004)

im pretty sure this band isnt good at all

Anonymous (September 27, 2004)

You don't know what you're talking about...this band kicks ass. You scared little punk rock kids?!?!! Even Ty knows Bullets beats the crap out of Guttermouth...otherwise he wouldn't have left.

Anonymous (September 24, 2004)

I saw this band at warped a few years ago- they weren't even playing a real stage...it was one of those half assed things in between tents. anyhow, it was entertaining i guess.

Anonymous (September 24, 2004)

Jones the boner!
Haha!

stevejonestherealbones (September 24, 2004)

the only good thing about this shit is the drumming.

- jones the bones

Anonymous (September 24, 2004)

yo, isn't Ty, the former drummer for Guttermouth, in this band? If he is he should get his ass back to Guttermouth 'cause they are on of the finest bands in punk rock at the moment.
sup

FortyMinutesWest (September 24, 2004)

I heard me Save Me Sorrow on a sampler, not bad, not great either.

maverick (September 24, 2004)

This band used to be from St. Louis, and also used to be called Ultrafink. Ultrafink was fucking awesome. This is not.

-Scott

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