Culo A Boca & The Eruptors - 2010 - Fuck You Pretty (Split EP)
Culo A Boca:
“Glory Hole” welcomes you to the strange mix of grungy growling vocals and clean sharp female singing that Culo A Boca provide. Their songs come at you one after another like bullets from a machine gun. Quality wise perhaps not the best and sometimes I felt the vocals didn't add much to the music, but the songs are relatively catchy and certainly offer an original spark. “Blowup Doll Rape Victim” was a little less appealing to listen to but “I Wanna Puke” offered a more sing along style with a guitar sound that seemed to wander through the song, ambling almost. The final two tracks were nothing special, although “Shanghai Switch” brought out some light guitar work that flitted between heavy textured sections. For anyone wanting a bit of sick comedy with that dirty spark Culo A Boca have shown on all of their albums.
With The Eruptors there’s no hanging around and sometimes not even time to evaluate what you just listened to. At times I was tempted not to try. “Heart’s Burnin’” kicks the record off in speed and somewhat in style, although I felt that the low, often grungy vocals detract from the hard rock sound. The backing vocals on “The Worst Thing In My Life” are possibly somewhat close to the title of the song itself but the guitar work is fun to listen to and not the usual distorted sound expected on this kind of record. There's no pause for breath as “Set The Controls To Destroy” comes in straight away, slowing the CD down a little, and with the vocals set further back in the mix it is a little easier to listen to but the song quickly becomes repetitive and when the chance of development does come, it is rather disappointing as it soon reverts back to the bland chorus. “Curse of The Leprechaun” really highlights the band’s solid hard rock sound and somehow develops to include elements of folk-rock, which I suppose suits the title. The closing track “One Minute Decision” follows the same repetitive pattern as the others but I feel shows off a little more skill and tightness as a band. Not a great album, but some mediocre hard rock available.
Last Updated (Friday, 30 December 2011 18:49)