The Company Band The Company Band
Vinyl LP Details
- Released: December 21, 2017
- Label: Cd Baby
This side project put together by Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon, Fireball Ministry guitarist James Rota, CKY drummer Jess Margera, Fu Manchu bassist Brad Davis and second guitarist Dave Bone was initially embraced by the stoner-rock community as a fun novelty when their self-released debut EP, SIGN HERE, HERE AND HERE, appearedin 2008. This full-length follow-up will make the same folks very happy. Neil Fallon's vocals are as backwoods and high-impact as ever, the lyrics are just as pop-culturally savvy and snarky, the dual guitar leads and thunderous bass mix Thin Lizzy with biker metal, and the drums keep it all crashing forward like the bulls at Pamplona. Granted, ultimately, this doesn't sound all that different from Fu Manchu's van-boogie or Clutch's earlier, less bluesy/jam-bandy material, and that can make it seem unessential. But if you're the kind of bearded, flannel-shirt-with-black-T-shirt-underneath kind of guy who wants some crunch in his guitars and some thumping kick drum to make him bob his head as he pours beer down his throat, this album will be exactly the boot to the base of the skull you're after.