Sunday 1 May 2016

The Glorious Rebellion - Euphoric (Album Review)

Release date: April 08th 2016. Label: Magnetic Eye Records. Format: CD/DD/Vinyl

Euphoric – Tracklisting

1.It's A Sucker's Game, Kid 02:57
2.Emmett Brown Has Never Met A Scott That Wasn't Great 02:53
3.Benaquyl 02:13
4.Have I Told You Lately That I Loathe You? 03:48
5.The Dirtiest Dream Jobs 03:39
6.Bitches Hate Misogyny 03:35

Band Members:

Drums performed by Wade Scianimanico
Vocals, Guitar, Bass by Billy Myers III


Orlando Sludge/Noise/Stoner Rock upstarts – The Glorious Rebellion – claim that Euphoria is their new album. I want to say first of all I love this record. Before I start my review I want to get my main criticism of EUPHORIA out of the way. WHY IS THIS ALBUM TOO FUCKING SHORT. It's only lasts for 19 minutes. Perhaps a few more songs could have been included to make the album last a more impressive 25 to 30 minutes.

Anyway back to the review....

Euphoric is a wild ride of heavy sludge, stoner and noise rock riffs merged with a distorted punk driven sound. Lead vocalist and guitarist – Billy – is pissed off through out the album. The album starts off loud, fast and heavy. It never skips a beat as the band actually make you have fun. Being pissed off at the world has never been so damn fun. Songs such as It's A Sucker Game, Emmett Brown Has Never Met A Scott That Wasn't Great and The Dirtiest Dream Jobs show you that The Glorious Rebellion can write great lyrics matched with precise chainsaw based riffs. It can be very messy and disjointed at times but I think that's the whole point.

Euphoric is an album to get you in the mood to party or to unleash your unwanted demons upon to the world especially if you've had a really shitty day. The best way to describe the band is if The Melvins and DOWN joined forces to create a filthy bombastic slice of heavy sludge then this would be the twisted result.

Wade does a phenomenal job on drums. His beats are deadly and strangely hypnotic at times. Billy adds extra weight with his guitars and pissed off vocals. The production is crisp through out as the band hardly put a foot wrong. Just when I start to fully lose myself in this album then it FUCKING ENDS. What the fuck guys. If only you included a couple of more tracks to end the album with. Oh well, maybe next time. Euphoric is an album that will appeal to all fans of heavy rock. Euphoric will make you rebellious and it's even more glorious as a result.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Dewar PR for the promo. Euphoric is available to buy now on CD/DD/Vinyl from Magnetic Eye Records now.