East Texas Adrenaline
East Texas Adrenaline

Review: East Texas Adrenaline – Built to Last

East Texas Adrenaline are from err, East Texas. Members Caleb Colton on vocals, Darrell Olbrych on guitar, Troy Dean on bass and backing vocals, and Scott Credeur on drums and backing vocals are about to release a follow up to their first, self-titled album.

It’s called Built to Last and (if you believe their PR), “packs plenty of the metal/punk/rock sound they call their very own, a genre they refer to as turborock”. In reality to these ears, they come across as energetic, heavied up Sex Pistols wannabees. The sound quality on my review copy is very poor but the guitar playing is the saviour. Some tasty riffs on ‘Built To Last’ and ‘Death Wheel’ for example. But across the album the vocals are too punkish at the expense of any melody. ‘Victory’ is the best track with a Budgie riff to appreciate and a vocal that has more focus and a nod toward Jim Morrison in the intonation. Getting Along is like the Clash and Unbroken is Sabbath riffy.

So, if you like heavy punk with atonal vocals and, assuming my copy isn’t supposed to sound like it was recorded in a shed, then you will like this.

East Texas Adrenaline are from err, East Texas. Members Caleb Colton on vocals, Darrell Olbrych on guitar, Troy Dean on bass and backing vocals, and Scott Credeur on drums and backing vocals are about to release a follow up to their first, self-titled album. It’s called Built to Last and (if you believe their PR), “packs plenty of the metal/punk/rock sound they call their very own, a genre they refer to as turborock”. In reality to these ears, they come across as energetic, heavied up Sex Pistols wannabees. The sound quality on my review copy is very poor but the…

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About Tom Dixon

North East born, South West domiciled music lover - mainly heavy rock & blues but not averse to other genres. I'm fortunate to be semi retired & I can now take full advantage of the 40 years I have spent collecting, listening, watching & playing (badly) & have enjoyed researching how blues in particular has shaped the music we know & love today. Now if only I could get my Strat & Musicman to sound in reality how they do in my head!

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