Nope, we're dealing with Austria's searing hot export product Proll Guns and their heavy rocking full-length 'Horseflesh BBQ'. Yes, it makes me hungry too. Last July, I reviewed their 'Fucking Troublemaker' ep (read). The song 'Fucking Troublemaker' still is one of my favorites, present on both releases and guaranteed to start parties, but there's way more to this album. For started, the banjo is pretty much an constant here, appearing in several songs.
The album opens with an intro ('Texas Banjo Massacre'), soon followed by the thrash metal induced rock 'n roll songs 'Horseflesh BBQ' and 'From Texas To Hell'. I can hear influences from blues, hard rock and whatever it is that Rob Zombie does. I can also see the hot saloon girls dancing and shouting 'jeehaaa' once in awhile. 'Bloodgun Blues' is exactly that, a blues song that sounds like the genre is invented by Pantera.
'Reno Gang' takes on a bit of a punk rock meets traditional heavy metal approach. The raw voice of Evid Ed fits perfectly and might even charm some death metal fans, not only on this song but on most of them. It's followed by the brilliant Creedence Clearwater Revival cover 'Looking Out My Backdoor', sounding sicker than even ànd including a banjo solo. Hurray for banjos, certainly with a thick BBQ-sauce poured over them.
That banjo returns in closer 'Southern Slavery', which is a ballad for those hot nights around a campfire and, of course, a BBQ. It's a great ending for an awesome album, sounding evil, grinding and somewhat brutal for a ballad. Nonetheless, I do recommend this piece of work to all you Southern rockers out there. This is fun, pure, simply, uncomplicated and hard rocking fun. Now if you'll excuses me, this made me hungry. I'm out hunting...