Hailing from Bridgend, South Wales, five-piece Hard Rock band Those Damned Crows are fixed on following other bands from their neck of the woods, such as Bullet For My Valentine and making their mark on the music world.
Pushing themselves forward, self-promoting and playing copious amounts of gigs paid off when they were approached by Earache Records and the decision was made to revamp the self-recorded album, add something here and replace something there to create what we now have as the re-released debut album.
The opening riff on the album will make new listeners pay attention immediately and will bring back great memories to old fans as the smooth groove rips out of the speakers before the vocal guides us through the concept of doing what you want to do as the upbeat drums make you feel empowered to join and take control of your life. ‘Don’t Give A Damn’ immediately hooks you and leads us into a slower number which allows Shane on the vocals to display a little more of his roughly polished voice with track ‘Blink Of An Eye’ which the band have also released acoustically on the Earache Website and is well worth a listen. This is a solid Hard Rock anthem that will soon have everyone testing their lungs as they sing along.
The Hard Rock does stop throughout the revamped 10 tracks that span 38 minutes of pure entertainment and damn fine tracks with ‘Rock and Roll Ain’t Dead’ being half statement and half mission as the Welshmen appear to be focussed on reigniting the love for the genre that some may have lost a little. Hard Rock ‘n’ Roll certainly is alive and kicking, and currently in the form of a Welsh dragon, that provides a pure bass groove, with powerful drums, slick guitar solos, huge hooks and the voice that was made to be in rock music.
My advice is, grab the album, make sure repeat is engaged and get lost in this Hard Rock gem. Your toes will be tapping, arms tired from air guitar and air drums whilst the voice box will be tired after singing along. This band deserves to get recognition for the fantastic album they created and I am sure that they will be moving up festival line ups and playing increasing sized venues as the size of the murder of crows grows.
Murder And The Motive was released October 5th 2018 on Earache Records.
- Don’t Give a Damn
- Blink of an Eye
- Someone Someday
- Rock And Roll Ain’t Dead
- Behind These Walls
- Say It
- Seven Days
- The Fighter
- Fear of The Broken