Power of Metal.dk Review

Eat the Gun
Stripped to the Bone
Style: Heavy Rock / Alternative Rock
Release date: 22 November, 2013
Playing time: 33:12

The three musicians from Münster, Germany: Hendrik Wippermann (vocals, guitar), Gereon Homann (drums) and their new bass player Peter Bergmüller is the band 'Eat the Gun' and they are releasing their new album 'Stripped to the Bone' on November 25th on Steamhammer Records. They deliver an album with simple, raw, straightforward rock 'n' roll in same rock genre like Hardcore Superstar, Backyard Babies and Danko Jones. No frills or technical advanced excesses, but with a lot of cool twists and turns that triggers my curiosity.

The first three tracks are really good and especially the opening song 'At the End of the Day' is a stripped down and unpolished rock song with big dose of their self-believing riffs and vocals. My favourite track on the album is 'Loner' with driven beats, nice guitars and it is a track, which gives me positive emotions. 'Wake Me Up' is a Foo Fighers similar song and has very groovy rhythms and is also a tune on my favourite list. One of the more special or odd songs on the album is the epic 'Apocalyptic Blues', and it contains some peculiarities that sounds unique and exciting, but drops in the end into a so-so tune. The punky track 'Bad Attitude' is giving me time for a three minutes toilet visit, next track please.

The following track 'Made Of Stone' is a straighter heavy rock song with harsher guitars and is maybe the fattest song on 'Stripped to the Bone'. The longest track on the album (4:00) is the energetic track 'Won't Let You Down', together with 'Loner' the top songs on the disc. The weak 'Hot Blood' doesn't attract me at all and with the closing song 'Small Dose of Death' the German trio leaves me with a gut feeling of 'I can live without this album', because I'm not in their main target group'.

'Eat the Gun' has some small gems that shines in the box, but my overall score is lands in the low OK level, not more.

If you are a fan of the alternative rock genre this is probably an interesting purchase...

01. At the End of the Day
Wake Me Up
Apocalyptic Blues
Bad Memories
Made of Stone
Won't Let You Down
Hot Blood
Small Dose of Death
Label: Steamhammer Records / SPV
Distribution: Playground Music (Scandinavia)
Artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 25 November, 2013
Website: www.eatthegun.com