Power of Metal.dk Review

F.T.W. Boogie Machine
Bull's Eye
Style: Venomous Psycho Rock and Roll (band's phrasing)
Release date: 2012
Playing time: 44:48

There are times when you receive material from not just amateur bands, but also labels when you wonder if it's a joke or if they're really serious. The latest experience of that sort arrived in my inbox from Finnish Violent Journey Records. The band bears the rather lame name F.T.W. Boogie Machine. As you can see from the track list below, they haven't even bothered to proof read all of their song titles. The same goes for the accompanying press material, by the way. The band has been kind enough to explain the background for each of the songs on the album with a good portion of humour (I think/hope) and in a form of English which is even more entertaining.

The I'm sure very sympathetic band members inform us that their music is inspired by the mighty Motörhead and Venom as well as Black Sabbath. I agree that you can find elements of all of the above, but the comparison is a particularly bold one when you sound like a pub band who didn't actually need a CD release.

The kind letter from the band mentions that their career as a live band began when they played in a biker club in Finland. That's great! If the bikers are entertained, that's just grand, and I'm fairly certain that I won't ever run into F.T.W. Boogie Machine since I don't frequent such places. Next, please.

01. Top Alcohol Gangster
Fat Bikes Loose Girls
My Little Sister Gotte Motorbike
Ghost Train Boogie
Cruising [sic] With My Demon
Lick That Sugar Stick (baby)
Undertaker's Blues
I Ride With The Dark Near
Burn That Rubber
Southern Way Rebel
Hawk Of Iron
Vodkabilly Rebel
Label: Violent Journey Records
Promotion: Violent Journey Records
Artwork rating: 65/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 15 April, 2013
Website: www.ftwboogiemachine.com