Punknews.org
Tommy and the Terrors - Unleash the Fury (Cover Artwork)

Tommy and the Terrors

Tommy and the Terrors: Unleash the FuryUnleash the Fury (2005)
TKO Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: AnchorsAnchors
(others by this writer | submit your own)

Tommy and the Terrors remember what punk rock is. They remember a time when the lyrics to punk records weren't all centered around bleeding hearts and dying dreams, when the music was volatile, raucous, and not embraced by the mainstream. And even now, that's just what they're sticking to. The TKO-r.
iTunes StoreAmazon


Tommy and the Terrors remember what punk rock is. They remember a time when the lyrics to punk records weren't all centered around bleeding hearts and dying dreams, when the music was volatile, raucous, and not embraced by the mainstream. And even now, that's just what they're sticking to. The TKO-released album Unleash the Fury does just that, and for 15 tracks, the spirit and passion is undeniable.

Everything that you could ask for in a good punk rock record is here. Most notably, this is intense. For all twenty-six minutes, the band plays as loudly and as fast as they know how, and they keep it from being at all sloppy. The riffs are simplistic, the progressions just as much so, but they approach it all with a ferocity that few in the scene today can match. Everything is full throttle, every minute of every single song. The vocalist has an extremely quick and effective shouted delivery, sporadically really letting go for what sounds like a warrior's battle cry. That's what sets the basis for everything, the vicious vocal style, but the singer can't do things all himself.

Luckily, the band behind him is just as full of energy as he is, and on every track, they show it.

There's no going through the motions, not even a hint at a slowdown, it's straight ahead full power all the time. "I'm Coming Home" opens with a quick but impressive burst of guitar work until launching directly into the spirited, anthemic verses, which are only the set up for the perfect sing-along chorus of "Oh baby I'm coming home." Tough and gritty as these tracks are, you can't help but be caught off guard by how truly rousing and infectious these songs are. While essentially rudimentary, they really bring a lot of different elements that should have no problems keeping you coming back for listen after listen. The buzzsaw guitars and pounding drums sound fresh and as aggressive at the end of the album as the beginning, and you really just can't keep this band down.

Fifteen songs full of vigor and punk rock fury. Don't pass this one up.

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
Antlerand - BranchesAs Hope Dies - As Hope DiesThe First Step - What We KnowHaunted Life / Make or Break - SplitDead Hearts - Bitter VersesPath of Resistance - Can't Stop the TruthWires on Fire - Wires on FireNow Soldiers - Sick WorldCastle - Electric WolvesBalboa / Nitro Mega Prayer - Split

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
SilentStorms (February 9, 2006)

You've got to be kidding me. Great Redneck Hope is emo? Yo I don't have anything against old school, it's just not my milieu. Don't be so elitist, I would like to think we're all punks and are about diversity and equality - but you're making me think otherwise. Please just stop.

Anonymous (February 7, 2006)

Those bands are all great I guess but shouldn't you be posting about them on ilistentoemofagbands.org instead of commenting on actual legitimate punk labels?

SilentStorms (February 7, 2006)

Bitch.

SilentStorms (February 7, 2006)

And yes, I stopped listening to Pennywise at least 6 years ago. Is Saetia, Off Minor, Choke, Great Redneck Hope, Mara'akate, and Neil Perry mallpunk bands? Thought not.

SilentStorms (February 7, 2006)

Ahahahaha I'm a mallpunk poseur!!! That is fucking hilarious! Why do some (not all) oldschool punks think they are better than everyone? Equality my ass buddy.

Anonymous (February 7, 2006)

Yes, it makes you a mallpunk poser. Have fun at the Warped Tour sucking off Pennywise.

SilentStorms (February 7, 2006)

Ewwww TKO, I don't like the oldschool punk. Does that make me unpunk?

Anonymous (February 6, 2006)

That album cover is appaling and offensive.

TheOneTrueBill (February 5, 2006)

Is that a Tampa Bay Buccaneers flag?

Mute98 (February 5, 2006)

anchors has been reviewin some good shit lately

Anonymous (February 5, 2006)

mr. anchors w/ the stranglehold on le TKO!
cool!!
-Janelle

tristan (February 5, 2006)

I haven't heard this, but I'm sure it's about a million times better than Yngwie Malmsteen's "Unleash The Fury"

Exclusive Streams

Sponsored


The Fest 13

Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Other Places to Go