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Bible Of The Devil - For The Love Of Thugs And Fools
8 May 2012


01. Sexual Overture / While You Were Away
02. Out For Blood
03. Raw And Order
04. The Parcher
05. I Know What Is Right (In The Night)
06. Anytime
07. Can't Turn Off The Sun
08. Yer Boy
09. Night Street


There's always something a little disappointing about a band like Bible Of The Devil; they're a catchy mix of NWOBHM, stoner rock, and a touch or two of the great Thin Lizzy with a distinct D.I.Y. sort of feel to them. All this makes for an incredibly fun listen...in short doses.

It's disappointing, because initially, there's always a certain lovable charm to a band like this. It's a lot like buying a goldfish; you see it in the store, it looks so cute with it's big eyes and the way it flops its mouth open & closed. It's a low-maintenance pet, so you take it home, only to realize you just bought a fish. It swims around in it's tank and occasionally eats flakes of whatever that shit in the jar is. That's it. You look at it trying to rekindle that feeling of fascination you had earlier, but let's face it, you essentially bought a less exciting, less cost effective version of your T.V., which requires substantially more cleaning. So you start hoping it will just die soon.

Essentially, For the Love of Thugs and Fools is the same thing. You hit play; the riffs are catchy, the rhythms are flowing, and it's got a really nice rough-edged quality to it. After the initial excitement wears off, you're left with what is at the very core of its existence, an extremely predictable nostalgia piece of an album. There's the raw stoner vibe to it, the Slough Feg-esque Thin Lizzy bits, and some fairly standard NWOBHM riff work. Describing it like that makes it sound like some kind of dream mix, and it is at first, but derivation usually runs its course, leaving you with a flat hard rock album. So you start hoping it will just end soon.

As stated before, For the Love of Thugs and Fools is one of those albums that is fantastic in short doses. Hence why the rating you see above may conflict with this review. If this album could retain the same level of entertainment it starts off with, you'd be seeing a much more generous review/score. A few select favorite tracks from this album would easily find their way on to a specially themed mix-tape, but as a whole, it is pretty dry.


Band profile: Bible Of The Devil
Album: For The Love Of Thugs And Fools


 



Written on 04.05.2012 by
Doc Godin
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BoxCar Willy - 04.05.2012 at 05:55  
I love my fishies C:

I remember I kept searching bib looking for Baptized In Blood, and this would be the other choice, will check out.
Malignar - 13.05.2012 at 07:54  
Big fan of this band, but this release lacks a bit of energy. Previous releases bordered on metal and this one may have dipped a bit far into Thin Lizzy on a downer territory.

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