Genres: rock, indie rock
5248 Bancroft #B
St. Louis, MO 63109
Apr 14 - 20 2003
St. Louis, MO comes a hard-hitting rock trio by the name of Riddle
Of Steel. If you dig good ol' no-holds-barred rock music,
then the Burn EP might be a worthy purchase.
"#1 Son" is a powerful, energetic rock epic that will
appeal to anyone looking for something to jump around to. It's
reminiscent of the short-lived rock outfit Lucy's Fur Coat.
"So Young" also has a fun, powerful sound.
Fortunately, there are no duds to ruin the EP's flow.
Riddle Of Steel is vibrant and energetic, with a spirited
rock attitude. They have nice songwriting on their side, with
some really good melodies prominent in certain tracks - be warned though: this
is not "pop" at all. The recording catches their
energy really well, and it almost sounds like a live show.
However, not all of the songs are ultra-melodic, and some listeners
may find themselves slightly unsatisfied if pop hooks are their game.
Overall, this is a very good EP that bodes well for the band's
newly released debut full-length.
Fun Fact: Riddle of Steel
member Jimmy Vavak has actually appeared briefly in a Girls
Gone Wild video.
6 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2001]