Friday, 24 November 2017
Suckin Diesel - Rock n Roll (Reviewed by Michael Kerr from Takers & Users)
Today's guest review is by Michael Kerr who's previously featured on here in his role as guitarist and backing vocalist with Belfast oi band Takers & Users.
He's chosen a song by fellow Belfast band Suckin Diesel and you can check them out here :
Suckin Diesel are a band I’m fairly familiar with, as I played guitar with them for about six years. When I played with them we were a mediocre hardcore band, since I left they’ve moved to more of a street punk sound. Ironically, I left to focus on playing in a band with more of an Oi or street punk sound. Regardless, they’ve now cemented their own sound and playing style and haven’t looked back.
After years of recording live demos, they’ve now recorded an as of yet, unreleased 6 track ep that includes this song. Production wise, I think they got everything right. A complaint I have with lots of punk music is that the bass drum is too low, not with this recording though. I think they got the guitar and bass levels spot on as well. At the minute in the punk/oi scene there’s a bit of a revival of the classic sound where the production might not be as polished, or the song writing as catchy. If you prefer your punk and Oi less polished you may not be a fan of this, but if you’re a fan of melodic street punk you’ll like this.
You can find more of their stuff on their facebook page.
Keep up the good work lads.
*Edit* Anything that could be construed as a compliment is a fuckin lie, I just wrote it because their bassist has a jaw like a post box and fists like anvils.
This is Rock n Roll...