Chapter Zero is the latest album from Blackpool Punk/Rock Band The Senton Bombs. Formed in 2004 as The Terrorists they have already released four Demos and two studio albums, ‘Sweet Chin Music’ and’ Gambit’. Signed to STP Records in March 2013, Chapter Zero is their first label released album. With an album launch show to be held at The Tache Rock Venue in their hometown on Friday 27th September 2013.
The opening song (and title track) reminded me a little of Rage Against the Machine’s Killing in the Name Of. A great opener with a strong bass line and great riffs. The next track Nothing Quite Like This does indeed live up to its name! It’s one of those songs where you instantly think – wow this is amazing and put on repeat about 20 times! ‘Bombs Away’ a bit of howling and an abrupt end. Punk at it’s finest!
Heading for the Guillotine had a flavour of All My Life by the Foo Fighters, starting off mellow then building in intensity. No Rest for the Rockin, never has a truer word been spoken! The opening bars to Medusa had me thinking of The Knack’s My Sharona, but suddenly upped tempo to over 100 mph, a really punchy song that reaches out and grabs you by the balls! Tornado, aptly named as it does indeed storm the senses, great beat and riffs and another abrupt end!
Darkest Horse – Country and Western meets Punk! ‘The House is Burning Down’ meets a ‘Ring of Fire’ Joey Class meets Johnny Cash! Surprisingly it does actually work. Maybe the start of an air guitar line dancing craze? Finally The Rider with a military beat in places was a splendid track to march out to!
The Senton Bombs have a great versatility. Where else do you find echoes of Rage Against the Machine, The Foo Fighters, The Knack, Johnny Cash and a Military March all under one roof!
After the album launch they have several gigs and festivals lined up before 2013 is out. Including having made it through to the finals of Hard Rock Hell’s, Highway to Hell National finals in early October. Churning out music and lyrics of this quality they’re definitely one to listen out for!
Track Listing: –
1. Chapter Zero
2. Nothing Quite Like This
3. Heading For The Guillotine
4. So Cavalier
6. No Rest For The Rockin’
7. Reapers Sow
9. Darkest Horse
10. Acid & Alkaline
11. The Rider
Joey Class – Vocals & Bass
Damien Kage – Guitar & Backing
Johnny Gibbons – Guitar & Backing
Scott Mason – Drums
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