MURDER BY DEATH - RED OF TOOTH AND CLAW LP
26 APRIL 2008
MURDER BY DEATH are a four piece from Texas, Detroit and Kentucky. They now make their cello rock'n'roll music in Indiana. The "Red of Tooth and Claw LP" is full of dark, rumbling, drink hazed scenes of sin, redemption and guilt. Adam Turla's low baritone growls sound like a Nick Cave from the deep south in an argument with Tom Waits. He sings with considerable energy about Old West drama with Old Testament judgement.
It starts well, with an uptempo opener "Comin' Home" but after that it descends into generic rock. There are no real stand-out songs and one average track moves to the next almost without notice. Potential, but never really finds its feet
Download: Fuego!; Comin' Home
For Fans of: Tom Waits; Drive By Truckers