Crash landing on this planet while on a drive-by from Venus, their debut offers a liberating hand to enslaved, stressed-out Earth with chunky, passionate rock that does a surprisingly good job of capturing their white-hot live performance. From the piston-pumping roar of "I Am The Law"--with its extended drum breakdown--to the proto-garage "Stick And Stones"--which implores that we keep that third eye open--the quintet deliver unironic, ass-kicking rock that blends '70s metal solos, head-boring Motorhead rhythms, punk rock energy and a canny, humorous, other-worldly perspective into an old-fashioned good time. Isn't this what rock 'n' roll is all about: A little Venusian escapism?
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