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Motortrain

Straight Six

Review by Gary Hill

If you like your rock raw and without frills, you’ll love Motortrain. These guys are almost metal, almost punk and all rock and roll. There’s nothing new or incredibly original here. But, it’s all great. With just six tracks on the EP it never stays around too long, though.

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Track by Track Review
Motortrain

They pound in with a killer riff. The vocals have a raw sort of texture that is quite appropriate for this type of take-no-prisoners metal.

Backyard Brawler
Part punk rock, part metal, this is all cool. It’s very much straight ahead, raw hard rock that has a lot of anger and aggression built into it.
Bombs Away
While the overall concept isn’t changed that much here, this is more purely old school metal in nature.
She's Hot
Combining Motorhead and AC/DC, this is another smoking hot, raw metal tune that’s got a lot of rock and roll built into it.
Bad Girls
While this is more of the same, it’s not redundant. It’s a song all its own.
Goin' Goin' Gone
The chorus on this is the catchiest of the set. The tune is overall not that different from the rest of the music, but it works well.
 
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