CD Review: Monster Truck – The Brown EP

monstertruck thebrownepBy: TJ Liebgott
November 12, 2011

The band Monster Truck is really the city of Hamilton personified.  They are dirty, sleazy, hard working and would probably stab you if you looked at them funny in a dark alley.  This is the kind of music that makes women want to take their tops off and makes men want to start bar brawls. Playing 70’s inspired riff rock with nothing but attitude, The Brown EP is dripping in sludge, sweat and last night’s bottle of Jack Daniels

Standout tracks include “Love Attack,” “Righteous Smoke” and “Seven Seas Blues,” but every track sounds like your blazing down Highway 61 in a ’77 Camaro with the Devil riding shotgun.  Bassist/Vocalist Jon Harvey sings every track with the soul of the Mississippi Delta, mixed with pure blinding rage, while the rest of the band lay down driving riffs that sound like a war drum going into battle.  Recorded by Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Cancer Bats), The Brown EP is the older, meaner, bigger and stronger brother to their debut self-titled EP.

Try and catch Monster Truck while they are on tour with the Sheepdogs……..If you can find tickets.

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