MetalBite Review by JD on 11/13/2009
Canadian old styled Thrash with a touch of Country and Western feel is what is on the menu today. Yeee-haaaa!! Gotta say that this is a odd mix of styles we have here, one of the weirdest I have come across ever. We Canucks (Canadians for you Americans) are a rather strange bunch, but even I thought this could be a very strange musical outing... but I need to keep an open mind as well. Here we go...
This is old school thrash in every sense of the word, and then when you add in the guitar playing style called ‘Chicken Pickin’- you get a pretty good description of what Six Guns Over Tombstone
is trying to make. These guys certainly can play pretty fast, intensely loud and just blindly furiously... but the question remains that is it good?? The answer, sadly yet so truthfully, is a resounding NO!!
Setting aside the fact that the whole CD is so tinny sounding that it is hard to listen to for any length of time... song structures and even the lyrics are just not that great. The band do have some minor moments that flashed with a small light of brilliance, but those are so far and too few to even hope to save this from a metal booted stomping where it is thankfully ground into the dirt and away from the world as a whole.
It is so hard to write when an album is so damn bad... but I am obligated to tell the truth if I see it. In my opinion honed by having well over two decades in the Metal world as a performer, writer and part time producer on occasion... this is about as bad as metal can actually get without pointing fingers.
I might just have an over amount of optimism flooding my head, but I really I hope that Six Guns
will keep trying to improve on what is a horrible album. Sad as it is to say... this is truly Canadian Metal’s truly worst outing in a very long time... and I have heard all of Canada’s cheesiest metallists like every Thor
album. This rates in this category.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 3.4 out of 10