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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Beat the Devil's Tattoo - Abstract Dragon/Vagrant
FILTER Grade: 85%

By Kenny McGuane on March 5, 2010

 

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

With Howl five years past, BRMC is looking to strike a balance between the band’s finest hour and some forward-thinking musical evolution. Beat the Devil’s Tattoo perpetuates the outfit’s signature Gothic, balls-to-the-wall-guitar drone, but where 2007’s Baby 81 ignored its nearly flawless predecessor, the newest offering embraces it, marrying grainy guitar fuzz with Howl-esque Americana romp and stomp. It’s no leap forward, but surely no step backward either

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