Volbeat

Posted: 04/08/2011 in Metal, Music

For a few months now I’ve seen various friends posting status updates on Facebook and tweeting about this band called Volbeat, from Denmark. I didn’t pay much attention, as I haven’t had much time to check out new bands lately. Plus due to the fact that Volbeat seemed to carry a lot of hype, I didn’t get in any hurry to check them out. Well, I finally broke down and decided to see what the hype was about.

All I can say is HOLY SHIT. From the first couple minutes of the first track I heard (or saw a video on youtube, I don’t remember) I was diggin’ it. This band doesn’t just play music that is outside the box, they pull their boots on and kick the shit out of the box. They take a blender and toss in some metal, rockabilly, country and good old-fashioned rock-n-roll and crank it up, mixing up a musical margarita that I’m not ashamed to order, just leave out the little umbrella.

Yes, I usually listen to a lot heavier metal, but there is something about this band that’s just…it’s hard to explain. They’ve just “got it.” I hear they put on a helluva live show too, which unfortunately I missed this week. They played in my town with The Damned Things, and I wasn’t able to make it due to work. I would love to see these guys tour with Black Stone Cherry and Clutch. Not saying they are similar, but they aren’t dissimilar either, I just think that would be a killer show.

Here’s some ear-porn for ya…

Happy listening,

\m/ Metal Buddha \m/

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