Breaks in the Armor - MERGE
FILTER Grade: 86%
By Marty Sartini Garner on October 17, 2011
With Breaks in the Armor, once-and-present Archers of Loaf frontman Eric Bachmann parks his growl and rewinds the engine on his Crooked Fingers project. As with his other group, Bachmann is at his best when he’s got something to sing for: acoustic anthems “War Horses” and “She Tows the Line” stand up straight on their martial rhythms while “The Counterfeiter” weaves and builds on its leading bass line. While Breaks takes a few tracks to pick up traction, Bachmann’s true grit comes through.