Saturday, 26 January 2013
FerreTT - Year Of The Ferret (Cd Review)
02.My Cock.....Your Funeral
03.Much Too Young
05.Ferrets in Town
06.Cry of the Black Footed Ferret
07.They Eat The Living!
08.Wild Nonstop Nights
10.FerreTT Beach U.S.A.
12.Wrath of the Wizard
King of the Night Time World (Vocals)
Nicky G. (Guitars)
Scott Hart (Guitars)
Dangerous Dave (Bass)
Sammi the Ferret (Drums)
Guest Musicians :
Leigh FoXXX (keyboards)
Ian Purdy (Synthersizer)
Since this recording, Dangerous Dave has moved out of state so we have replaced him with Lex Slade.
The band formed in March of 2011 and the record was recorded throughout 2011 and 2012 and mixed and mastered in the fall of 2012.Guest vocals on "FerreTT Beach U.S.A." by
Legendery Danish Surf Rocker Axel Johanson. The artwork was done in Italy by Robert Toderico.
Nicky G. and Dangerous Dave also played in a progressive death metal band called Rainbow Teeth, but under different stage names.
This american band are something of a mystery, in that there are no pictures of them only pictures of ferrets!
Not too sure what to make of this lot, its got an obvious Glam metal style, yet lurking in there are some doom elements.
Lyrically its a nod to Steel Panther and vocally have to say more than a touch of the uk's Brian Conolly from the legendary Sweet.
The silly named 'Cry Of The Black Footed Ferret' is done in the style of the "Epic Ballad" complete with keyboards and anthemic guitar work.
The short interlude 'They Eat The Livin' is a synth driven piece that is pure 80's electro a la Kraftwerk, this leads into 'Wild Nonstop Nights' which turns out to be quite a heavy song with solid drums throughout punching the piece out, some pretty cool guitarwork in there as well.
The 9 minute epic 'Wrath Of The Wizard' ends n an epic powermetal/doom.glam hybrid rocker.
So all in all a mixed bag of songs, not your typical glam band, not typical heavy metal either.
Well put together, good musicianship and silly lyrics, ultimatley an intresting album well worth a listen.
For Fans Of : Steel Panther, Wrathchild UK, WASP, Cinderella, Alice Cooper, Spinal Tap.