Shit The Cow
(The One With The Devil)
2016
Crank this to 8.4 of 11
Genre:
Scrapyard rock, Garage rock, Stoner rock
Sounds Like:
Queens of the Stoneage, Steel Pole Bathtub, Bad Religion
What the fuck is Scrapyard rock and why the hell have we not heard of it before? After countless listens to Shit The Cow, we have determined this style is a subgenre of garage rock with a tad bit of punk attitude and grit thrown in. It’s definitely a genre we can get on board with. To better explain their style, think of early Queens of the Stoneage blended with 90s puck rockers Steel Pole Bathtub and some Bad Religion, pretty good style of rock if you ask us. What drew us into Shit The Cow besides the name, is their ability to hone in on their influences and create an original sound we think you will find quite easy to get into.

What are the highlights of the album?
This six track album is short and cuts right to the chase, there are no meandering tracks or long winded solos found here, it’s straight-up scrapyard. Track three “El Chupacabra” is a great tune to introduce yourself to Shit The Cow. Its rhythmic stoner groove along with the raw garage sound and the variety of vocals makes this one a Scrapyard masterpiece. “The One With The Devil” is another addictive track, there seems to be some underlying surf rock nestled into this one. Also, “IGGY” adds some punk to the mix, that’s pretty much half the album.

How is the production value?
The production is exactly what you want from a garage-styled rock album, it’s raw and not over polished.

How is the vocal performance?
The lead vocals of Pete are a bit laid back and suites the music perfectly. There is however plenty of well-timed backing vocals to shake things up. We love the addition of the female vocalist scattered throughout the album.

Does the album art reflect the music?
It’s a great cover, we were not sure what we were getting into upon first listen, but it definitely drew us in.

What adult beverage to enjoy while listening to this album?
Pick up some Bells Two Hearted Ale. This 7.00 ABV ale is very flavorful and has no bitter aftertaste; overall a strong but smooth finish.

Does Shit The Cow have other albums worth checking out?
After listening to this one, you’ll want to dig deeper and get a hold of their previous releases; volume/cow (2012), Salt of the Earth (2013), Rissana (2014) and 67P (2015).

What are our final thoughts on The One With The Devil?
We love the garage rock genre and to hear a band expand on this is refreshing. They seem to progress their sound a bit with every release as no two albums sound exactly alike. The One With The Devil is another exciting chapter for Sweden's Shit The Cow and the scrapyard rock genre. - 12/9/2016

Tracklist:
1. Warcow 01:22
2. One With The Devil 03:36
3. El Chupacabra 03:31
4. The Villain 05:14
5. IGGY 02:40
6. Warcow (version) 01:51

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