Rock music isn’t a genre that we feature very often here on Destructive Music as were usually up to our eye balls in Bestial Black Metal and the likes! However some bands are just too damn good to turn down and that is most certainly true when it comes to the UK’s own GRIFTER! The bands self titled album is nothing short of a masterpiece and I assure you that this is no exaggeration. Opening track ‘Good Day For Bad News’ will tell you all you need to know about what’s to come with it’s blues soaked Stoner riffs, endearing sing along vocals and it’s all round fuzz fueled sleazy vibe! If that isn’t enough the very next song is a pure southern rock anthem dripping with a plethora of sleaze, down tuned tones and the chance to shout Hot Pocket at the top of your lungs every other moment. As I’ve mentioned it’s a superb blend of Southern Rock and the Blues that Grifter so enigmatically and wonderfully produce but with a seriously large dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll thrown into the pot for good measure. ‘Strip Club’ for example is just a pure example of fast enjoyable Rock goodness to get your body moving and grooving to the beat whilst ‘Young Blood, Old Veins’ is one of the catchiest tracks on offer and one of the most satisfying lyrically as is ‘Bucktooth Woman’ which raises the bar further in the enjoyment stakes as well as the hilarity stakes!

An unbelievably good album then this and well worth it’s place amongst the Black and Death Metal on this site. Actually any fans of Stoner Doom or even Traditional Doom are going to really dig  this album but wait… don’t tell your momma… Cos Grifter are so bad for you, and they know it! [10/10 – LUKE HAYHURST]

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