Label: self released
Released: 7 September 2012
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar
Barrelling blues rock brawlers powered by a freight train rhythm section and F16 riffing, ANIMAL hail from the South West of Australia and the sound of their full throttle, ball-breaking assault must have sounded akin to the apocalypse amongst the tranquil old growth forests down there.
The first riff of Overtaken reaches out and grabs the listener by the throat and that’s it, give yourself up to it for the whole nine yards – Animal aren’t letting go once their jaws clamp down on their prey.
Blues master and Rebellion have as much roll as rock, giving Jeremy Hart’s dirty blues guitar and Antony Lilley’s gravel-raw vocals an awesome groove propelled by Kev O’Sullivan and Greg Turner’s rhythm section.
Personal favourite Let’s Race is pure molten stoner blues thrash, instantly un-put-downable and throttling up well into the redline.
Title track Plenty Of Supplies, Lemon King and Schoolboy’s Dream prove relentless until the whole juggernaut comes to an abrupt stop, and as the dust starts to settle you have time to reflect on what a powerful, no bullshit, ride that really was. Then go back to the start and do it again…
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