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Doomriders - Black Thunder (Cover Artwork)

Doomriders

Doomriders: Black ThunderBlack Thunder (2005)
Deathwish Inc.

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: SteveJonesTheRealBonesSteveJonesTheRealBones
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Okay. Look at the cover art to the right. That's how most of this album sounds. It blasts open with "Black Thunder" and I feel like I'm riding that beast of a horse. I'm holding that lightning bolt in one hand (sometimes I pretend it's a sword if I'm in the mood) and using all my might to reign in t.
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Okay. Look at the cover art to the right. That's how most of this album sounds. It blasts open with "Black Thunder" and I feel like I'm riding that beast of a horse. I'm holding that lightning bolt in one hand (sometimes I pretend it's a sword if I'm in the mood) and using all my might to reign in that beast with my other (I know homeboy has got a sickle in the art, but this is my review). Can you feel that? Can you put yourself on Black Thunder?

That should be enough to describe this band's sound, but I'm feeling generous, so I will throw one more word out there. galloping. From the guitar, to the bass, to the drums, all are galloping.

Now, the flow of the album is kind of botched with the slower "Midnight Eye," which has some singing that is reminiscent of Danzig. "Fuck This Shit," a rather forgettable song, follows it. The pace is brought up again for a couple tracks only to be dropped by the instrumental "Voice of Fire." None of those tracks are necessarily bad; they just get in the way of the general ass-kicking that's done by the rest of Black Thunder.

After the instrumental, I'm back up on the horse, galloping through the streets and wrecking shop for a couple tracks, before "Sirens" properly winds down and closes the album out.

 

 
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Misfit77 (January 24, 2006)

This album rocked the panties off of my girl! It's a kick ass album with a good combination of sludge metal and skate punk. For fans of Kylesa, Motorhead or anything that produces a desire to get really drunk and ride on the roof of a car at 90 miles an hour!

Anonymous (October 10, 2005)

hands down the best thing that deathwish has put out in awhile. and usually i would blast this review....
but i cant.
because the review is exactly what i felt when i listened for the first time.

-bryan styles

Anonymous (October 9, 2005)

"Where is Chinatown anyway. I'M A FAN."

san fran has one. so does new york. and i think LA , probably others too.....so i guess it depends what state you're in

Russe11 (October 9, 2005)

Where is Chinatown anyway. I'M A FAN.

Crookedsuperhero (October 8, 2005)

Deathbox

moneenerd (October 8, 2005)

RIDE OR DIE being the hottest track.

Ride on.

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

Best album of the year I think.

stevejonestherealbones (October 8, 2005)

"3. I went to the record store and asked to see the "galloping" section. They don't have one."

oh man, this shit made me laugh out loud

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anchors (October 8, 2005)

I wouldn't consider it an 'ode,' because that implies Chinatown is in a position of high esteem. More a satire, maybe.

Regardless, great review.

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

Why the fuck was this review published?

maverick (October 8, 2005)

Killer review, killer record. So stoked to see these guys next month with Cave In, it's not even funny.

-Scott

superdude (October 8, 2005)

This review was pretty good, but here's how I would make it better:

1. Like you're even going to listen to me.

2. I happen to think the cover is kind of scary. Look at that guy.

3. I went to the record store and asked to see the "galloping" section. They don't have one.

4. So what am I supposed to do?

5. I'm still pushing for CDs to come with holograms in them. Whaddya think?

heartfailure (October 7, 2005)

I'm going to actually listen to this band because the review was fucking awesome

jones you should do 100% of the reviews here

stevejonestherealbones (October 7, 2005)

glad you liked it brian and others. this is an ode to chinatown of sorts

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

takingchase (October 7, 2005)

when did it get cool to say "eff" instead of "fuck"?

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

i really want to see these guys

Sirens (October 7, 2005)

I would like to make a statement.

No. Eff this crap.

-sirens

sickboi (October 7, 2005)

That cover art fucking slays. I've gotta check this out.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

Doomriders are spot-on tight live, and Nate is a hilarious frontman. After every single song: "YEAAAAAAHHHHHH. THIS IS A PARTY. ROCK AND ROLL."

Benjasauruss (October 7, 2005)

I thought this album would suck but it was amazing

AlmostPunkEnough (October 7, 2005)

possibly the best review here ever. funny

TheOneTrueBill (October 7, 2005)

http://www.roadrun.com/blabbermouth.net/showreview.aspx?reviewID =407

The Blabbermouth community likes it.

gladimnotemo (October 7, 2005)

I've heard a lot of Danzig/Motorhead/rock and roll whatever "...but more!!!" comparisons to this, and that's definately promising. I will have to listen to it more, though.

There was a limited vinyl run to this, and I think it's almost sold out already, I don't know. It would definately be better on vinyl, I just have that feeling.

Mute98 (October 7, 2005)

hahah i love the review

GreenVandal (October 7, 2005)

That was a great review Jones. If someone cant tell how this sounds form the cover art alone then, well, I pity them.

etwiels88 (October 7, 2005)

This album is good, but can be boring if you aren't in the mood for it.

Anonymous (October 7, 2005)

score's for the review, it made me laugh. This band is pretty awesome, and yeah the other songs arent as good as black thunder.

-JL

inagreendase (October 7, 2005)

Jones, if I hadn't seen them live before, I would have no clue what they sound like after reading this review, but that's okay, because I got a good laugh out of it.

TheOneTrueBill (October 7, 2005)

But do they growl?

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