The Night Marchers
Allez Allez - SWAMI
FILTER Grade: 85%
By Kurt Orzeck on February 19, 2013
Hot Snakes - Rick Froberg = ? From the galloping beats and buzzsaw guitars that scorch through Allez Allez, you would probably guess it’s a new effort by those newly reformed rippers. Either way, fans of ex–Rocket From the Crypt majordomo John Reis will be elated at the second Night Marchers record. All can agree that it was applause-worthy (or at least note-worthy) that he retrofitted his hootenanny persona into a swami of sweet, blue-eyed soul on 2008’s See You in Magic. But with this band’s second effort—which was actually recorded in April 2010—he and compatriot Gar Wood have injected the fire of Hot Snakes into The Night Marchers. And he even managed to slip in a ballad, “Pain,” on which he croons, “So close your eyes, and I will follow.” What a sweetheart.