Koffin Kats- Our Way & The Highway
Release date: 2012Jan24
Label: Sailor’s Grave Records
The Koffin Kats return with a brand new slab of kickass punkabilly. If you’re not a fan of this genre, avert your eyes & ears because this is a feast for fans of that genre. Most tracks have themes relating to booze and cars, which fits that demographic perfectly. “Riding High” gets things moving on a high note with a blast of upright bass and rapid-fire vocals. “The Way of the Road” has some bluesy licks thrown in for good measure in what is otherwise another excellent, fast-paced track. “Severing Ties” reminds me a lot of The Horrorpops in the structure. Filthy fuckabilly! “The Devil Asked” is one of the strongest tracks with an interesting opening that expands into more fast-paced punkabilly. The Koffin Kats throw in enough variety to where this album doesn’t sound as repetitive as I originally thought it would be. Other great tracks include “Choke” (I’d love to listen to this while driving..it’s just that good), “A Terrible Way” (sprinkles in some harmony in addition to the usual) and “Locket of Sin” (a tribute to the rockabilly of yesteryear?). A marvelous effort from the Koffin Kats! Check it!