Whiskey, Blood & Napalm
Review by JD on June 9, 2009.
What really gets the blood pumpin’ throughout the average rocker’s body is not much of a secret if you think of it rationally. It is booze induced, hard blues tinged down and very dirty swaggering metallic laced sonic beatdown.. That is what does it... and the name for all of this is the Robot Lords Of Tokyo.
This Ohio based threesome seem to be trying to be this evil spawned mixture of Black Label Society meeting Black Sabbath and Skid Row while channelling the spirit of Dimebag Darrell(RIP) as they all sway under a heavy night of Jack Daniels consumption and a whole shit load of attitude. That is exactly the most honest way to describe what this band is.
From the start of the album with the strange intro of ‘The Mergatroid’ to wicked cover of the forgotten Kiss classic 'Larger Than Life’ and other songs... all you want to do while the album is playing is to party, have a hell of a great time and then repeat those steps over and over again.
So in an nut shell you buy the album, put out a call for a massive party and then rent killer stereo and let it all come together. You will wake up with a massive hangover, with a lovely young thing that is not your significant other and the sense that you had the best time of your life. The soundtrack was provided by the Robot Lords themselves. This is a band built for the purest form of low class fun, showing that a band of Biker rats can rock harder and way more meaner than mostly anyone out there.
They are in that ‘Low-class’ all on their own. Perfect, aren’t they? Low brow does not mean no talent... and the Lords do that!
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8.6 out of 10