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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ear Candy Classic: Transport League "Superevil"

I'm not sure if Transport League is still around (it is hard to tell for certain from their Myspace page...it could go either way) or if any of their other albums are good, but 1998's sophomore release Superevil is a highly underrated underground masterpiece that holds up extremely well 12 years later.

The easy description of what this album sounds like would be "desert rock Entombed", but the more detailed (and attractive) description would be to say it sounds like post-Wolverine Blues era Entombed combined with post-Blind era Corrosion Of Conformity or Swedish death 'n roll mixed with Southern fried metal, if you will. For those that only like early Entombed and COC material, that most likely sounds like a horrid combination, but for people who enjoy the aforementioned eras of both bands, then this album will be right up your alley. The vocals lean more towards the Entombed side, but break it up with a few crooning moments akin to what COC does (but not at all like the good cop/bad cop vocal style). Gosh, all this talk about Entombed and COC is making me want to spin some of their records....and that certainly isn't a bad thing.

Besides the fact that it is solid from beginning to end, there is not much else to say about the album as the above description sums it up perfectly. If the above description was Greek to you, then hunt down COC's Deliverance album and Entombed's To Ride, Shoot Straight And Speak The Truth to give yourself an idea of what kind of influences you'll be hearing or simply cut straight to the chase and check out Superevil. I highly recommend it.

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