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Whoremoan - Youth Must Dare
The band show their credentials with some superb pounding rock tighter then a ducks arse, Whoremoan have that rare knack of sounding exciting on all nine tunes.
Leading off with 'killer gorilla' the band and the album unleash the fuzzy axe attack with some excellent riffs pounding skins and the gruff whisky dripping vocals that typify the sound of whoremoan. The second song is a short rumbusteous number, then the third tune fires up into a sweet gem of a song with a harder edge guitar and a sprinkling of memorable riffs that have you reaching for your air guitar and to add spice it even felt that someone was trying to force some feedback through the amp. Track four retains the up-tempo drum and bass maintaining a sweaty feel, this time no licks or riffs just a great driving groove and belting vocals. The fith song 'sympathy crutch' has a bluesy feel, with some parts even slowing down to admire the view, the sixth song, a speedy little number. Then we come to the longest tune on the album with 'capri' a solid number! the second to last track 'the cow is now' invokes visions of a painful relationship, then we come to 'holes in the ground' a return to the classy burgeoning riff attack that the band have flashed throughout the 'youth must dare' album. A good song to finish with, head nodding air guitar exciting finish, Excellent!, overall a very good album. Solid in places, flashy in others.