"Captain Dog Rides Again" CD
Genres: hard rock, metal, stoner rock
PO Box 40322
Sep 29 - Oct 5 2003
far as metal goes, Captain Dog Rides Again is about as good as
it gets. Blind Dog is a vicious, exciting hard rock band
who have been hailed as the new Swedish metal heroes. One listen
will verify this.
One of the best tracks on the album is "Would I Make You
Believe," which is also one of the disc's slowest songs in
tempo. It is still dredgingly devastating, though, suffocating
the listener with piles of messy guitar slop. This is chaos,
vile chaos - but it's still deliciously melodic and packed with
terrific guitar solos and riffs. "Follow the Fools,"
meanwhile, is straight out of the seventies metal scene, "Unsellable"
is pure, fun rock n' roll, and "Be the Same" is an unusually
accessible finale with a very wide selection of instruments involved.
Listening to Captain Dog Rides Again, it's no wonder why Johnny
Z (who signed Metallica and Anthrax, among others)
called Blind Dog "the best band I've heard in
years." Rock on, Blind Dog, rock on.
[Vitals: 10 tracks, distributed by All
That's Heavy, released 2003]