Wednesday, November 18, 2009

WorkHorse - Beasts of Burden (2007)

Some Sludge for Wenesday...
"The unholy union of Sleep and Molly Hatchet.... Trading in ominous heaviness for punk’s buzz-saw melodicism couched in metallic sound structures, Workhorse has managed to jump out of the rut of many of its peers. Instead of the dour stoicism of metal guys who mimic the faces favored by the gods of thunder, this band smiles on stage. Oh, sure singer/guitarist Randy Olinger sounds like he gargles with a low molar solution of sulfuric acid in the morning, and lead guitarist Jay Ditchen bears an uncanny resemblance to David Cross, right down to the goofy grin. But they both play their cutting, subtly innovative hard rock as though they’re having fun doing it. Maybe Workhorse is a bit of a misnomer, because these guys sure look like they’re having a blast."

1. Moonshine Mayhem
2. Wornout City
3. Octogod
4. Right Arm of Lightning
5. Virginia Dreamer
6. Revenge of the Whistle Pig
7. My Friend the Blind
8. Ghost in the Clouds
9. Woolly Molasses
10. Serus
11. Flight of the Elephant
12. High Horse



chris said...

unfortunately, the sound of the snare makes this recording unlistenable for me.

Anonymous said...

This sounds great! I'd really dig hearing it if you could re-up it for me.