For fans of the Punk vibes of Misfits and Rancid, we bring you the dark, furious tones of Colt 45, with their brand new EP, ‘Snakes And Ladders’ now available on all the good digital download sites (the legal ones where you pay for the music! Close that torrent tab right now you swine!).
Lots of shouting and plenty of crunchy guitars are the key ingredients to this ripping sonic soup, with opening track, ‘I Can Forgive But I Won’t Forget‘ being a joyous romp of snarly vocals and trashy-as-f**k guitars that just cry out for a good old fashioned slam dance (ask your parents you young people) whilst wearing your best tartan bondage trousers. It’s loud, proud and doesn’t give any nods towards subtlety, for which we salute it!
The EP’s middle track however, lose their sense of reckless abandon and gain a far more commercial, radio friendly sound. ‘All Hell Broke Loose‘ is the strongest contender for air time, straying away from the path beaten by the track it follows on to and taking on an almost Foo Fighters esque vibe. By no means is this bad in any way, but in comparison to the opening and closing numbers, it’s a little soft on the ears after the initial punk-rock hammer blow, but we’re not complaining, it’s still good.
Closer ‘Two Steps Back‘ is another particularly poignant moment, managing to bridge the gap between the two sounds on offer, keeping enough of the true rock ‘n’ roll spirit these guys evidently have, with a touch of the sensibility of having tracks ready for the airwaves. A bit like having a nice suit on, but still with all those badass tattoo’s you’re rocking all on show.
Take a listen and should you feel that it is the correct thing to do, join us in showing some love to Colt 45 and awaiting what the future holds for the chaps.