Messer - 'Messer' - Album Review
Messer - 'Messer' - Album Review 10
Messer - 'Messer' - Album Review 10
Messer - 'Messer' - Album Review 10
Messer - 'Messer' - Album Review 10
Messer - 'Messer' - Album Review 10
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Messer was formed in 2009 and it has taken a long road to get to here. The Texan five piece have gone down the tradition road of travelling from bar to stadium and everything in between supporting big bands and it culminates in this fine debut offering.

With a blend of Hard Rock and Blues it gives a new twist to an old formula and they really nail it, eleven tracks of pure unadulterated Rock. ‘Throw It All Away’ gets proceeding under way and it’s a belter, fast out of the blocks with a serious punch, setting things up nicely. With a title like ‘Everything Is Beautiful’ you would expect a ballady type song but this is the farthest thing from it. A hint of Hellyeah in the lyrics but an all-round excellent song with crashing drums, relentless bass with a tasty riff to top it all off. ‘Fight Of My Life’ has real anthemic feel to it and it rocks big time, you’ll be banging your head and stomping your feet to it right from the off, one of the best on here.

‘Still Better Off’ will worm its way into your brain and have you humming it all day long. ‘Lay Down Your Heart’ slows things down a little but not too much. ‘Simple Man’ is the real stand out on the album, a true rocker big, brash, loud and just brilliant. “One More Time” is a nice way to slow things down to ease you in the madness of ‘Whiskey’ which much like ‘Simple Man’ is an absolute belter and a great way to finish things up, it has a very Y&T style to it and that just adds to the appeal of this whole album, new music with an old feeling that will have you harking back to the heady days of the late 80’s early 90’s.

Messer is out April 20th via Maddpants Records and it is not to be missed.


Track Listing:
1). Throw It Away
2). Everything Beautiful
3). Fight Of My Life
4). Still Better Off
5). Lay Down Your Heart
6). Make This Life
7). Simple Man
8). Save Myself
9). One More Time
10). Whiskey
11). Simple Man (Acoustic)


Messer is:

Dereak Messer, Lead Vocals

Donnie Deville, Guitar/Vocals

Javier Contreras, Guitar/Vocals

Kenn Youngar, Drums/Vocals

Maddox Messer, Bass/ Vocals




Red / Lacey Sturm / Righteous Vendetta/MESSER Tour Dates

March 1 – Columbus, Ohio @ Skully’s

March 2 – Traverse City, Mich. @ Ground Zero

March 3 – Flint, Mich. @ The Machine Shop

March 4 – Bloomington, Ill. @ The Castle Theatre

March 6 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theater

March 8 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wooly’s

March 9 – Lincoln, Neb. @ Bourbon Theatre

March 10 – Greeley, CO. @ Moxi Theatre

March 11 – Grand Junction, CO. @ Mesa Theatre

March 12 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex

March 16 – Eugene, Ore. @ McDonald Theatre

March 17 – Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre

March 18 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos

March 20 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades

March 22 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore

March 25 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Regent

March 30 – Tempe, Ariz. @ Marquee Theatre

March 31 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre

April 3 – Lubbock, Texas @ Jake’s Backroom

April 4 – San Antonio, Texas @ The Rock Box

April 6 – Houston, Texas @ The Scout Bar

April 7 – Dallas, Texas @ Canton Hall

April 10 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Tower Theatre

April 12 – Sauget, Ill. @ Pop’s

April 13 – Memphis, Tenn. @ New Daisy Theatre

April 14 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Top Golf

April 15 – Atlanta, GA. @ The Masquerade

April 20th – **Album Release Show – Dallas, TX @ Trees


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