Doomy, sludgy, crunchy and southern-fried. That is what the UK’s XII Boar deliver on this fun punch of vinyl. Very much of a Down sound, with lots of Sabbathry and Motorhead’s attitude abounding on it, there is no doubt that Tommy Hardrocks has the perfect vocals for this sort of an album. Heck there’s even a bit of a ZZ Top in the guitar tone in some parts (see The Schaeffer Boogie as one example). I have visions of biker bars, hot rods, hot girls in jean shorts, beer, lots and lots of beer, while cranking this one up at full throttle. There is nothing overly original in this release, nor do I think that was their intent. It just seems this trio of heavy rockers were looking to put out the best boogie rock n roll album they could muster and as far as that goes they really hit it out of the park. If you are looking for the next technical masterpiece, this isn’t your cup of tea (though you should still check it out). If you are looking for the soundtrack to your next party or just enjoy some good old heavy rock, you have come to the right place. Now put the disc in and crank the volume up to XII!!
Choice Tracks – Sharpshooter, Rock City, Crushing The P, The Schaeffer Boogie, Young Man