"Buckle Up & Shove It"

By Dark Starr 

I really like this quite a bit. It’s raw and furious. There isn’t a lot of variety from song to song, yet it still manages to keep from getting stale. Probably the closest reference point is Motorhead, but this is both more metal and more punk than that band. 

Imagine Motorhead with a lot more of an angry metal edge and more punk attitude on the vocals. You are probably really close to “Get You High” the screaming hot tune that opens the album. The instrumental section starts with bass before leading out into some seriously furious heavy metal.  Next comes “Whatever Man.” Take old time rock and roll and bring it into raw punk rock territory. You’ll find yourself right in the midst of this screaming hot rocker. The instrumental section brings it more into stoner metal type music. 
I’m again reminded of Motorhead on “Murdertruck.” Sure, this is punkier and more extreme metal at the same time. That said, it really wouldn’t be a big stretch to imagine this (a little different) performed by Motorhead. As much as the previous songs made me think of Motorhead, “Tunnel Vision” is even more remiscent of that band. It’s a high energy stomper that’s part punk, part metal and all cool. 
“Bad Thing” is screaming metal with some old school rock and roll built into it. It makes me think of a  more metallic version of AC/DC in some ways. Next up is “Loose Women and Loud Guitars” and Clutch meets Motorhead on this furious rocker. I really love the guitar solo on this thing. The whole piece is very meaty. 
Now, “New Rose” is more punk. It reminds me a lot of a cross between Guns N Roses and The Dead Boys. Metal merges pretty well with punk and some old time rock and roll on “Note to Self.” This is another screamer. The jam that makes up the second half of this thing is very much a Black Sabbath kind of sound. It gets merged with the earlier sound a bit before this ends. 
Clutch is blended with punk and metal on the screamer that bears the title “Wide-Eyed and Thirsty.” I can definitely make out plenty of Motorhead here, too. There is even a bit of a country music edge on the bridge. The title track earns a parental advisory. It’s sort of part metal, part Motorhead and part stoner rock. 
I think I’d consider “Deadringer” as hardcore punk. It’s furious and energized. It’s raw. It’s also a good tune and a nice change. Punk and metal merge on “Doin' the Nasty.” I can hear some Motorhead, some GNR and a lot of other things in the mix here. Featuring Mark Phillips,  “Heart Full of Soul” is a classic rock stomper that gets a revisit as the disc closer. This really does feel to me like what Motorhead would do with it.