â€œCain Stationâ€ starts out with some nice multi-part harmonies that seem to take use of Pennywise, Against Me, and even This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb, ensuring that listeners will sing along after a listen or two. â€œDrink Myself Into Oblivionâ€ straddles the line between country, punk, and bar-rock. Fans of acts as wide as Mojo Nixon, Rehab, and even Hank the IIIrd will find something to caterwaul on about here. â€œPrelude To Hell on Earthâ€ allows the instruments a moment to shine, with pacing reminiscent of Bad Religion and dramatic action similar to At The Drive-In and Fugazi working together to make a haunting track that belies any humorous undertones that the band may have.
â€œFind My Way Homeâ€ is a hot track, full of vim and vigor â€“ the vocals call forth the Misfits and the aforementioned Pennywise as the swirling guitar eddies and splashy drums keep the heaviness going nicely. â€œOther Side of the Wallâ€ goes back to the acoustic / country-infused well, but stands as the discâ€™s most emotional effort. The sheer anger and (still) desire of the lead singer burns well above the acoustic trappings that were laid down on the track; anyone that listens to the track will be able to find something in common with the lead vocalist. â€œHeaven Can Waitâ€ allows the bass some time up front, as the vocals come forth as some sort of hybrid of â€œDominated Love Slaveâ€-style Green Day and Duane Peters.
â€œCash Moneyâ€ finishes up the album, and it may be the most intense track to be had during â€œOf The Westâ€. The band that burns twice as bright burns half as fast, and I would have to believe that this applies to Tonight We Ride. The band is so strong that they could have attached four or five more tracks to â€œOf The Westâ€ without the disc suffering in the slightest, but their decision to do so has made this album on of thee best punk efforts thtat I have heard this year. If you like punk that is not afraid to take on odd genres and is able to take itself likely, you will like â€œOf The Westâ€.
Top Tracks: Drink Myself Into Oblivion, Prelude To Hell On Earth
Tonight We Ride â€“ Of The West / 2009 Self / 11 Tracks / http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TonightWeRide