Album: The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Blood & Fire (Black Records)
Sunday 16 May 2010
The longer the EMBLB defy the whims of fashion and refuse to die, the more they feel like a minor national treasure.
On Blood & Fire, the Brighton swamp-rock berserkers deliver another dozen slices of frenzied gothabilly and psych-punk while singer Guy McKnight channels the undead spirit of Lux Interior.
Like the previous two, their third album is bursting with B-movie thrills and spills, and feels like being strapped to the fender of one of the cars in Death Race 2000. The 1970s Stallone original, naturally.
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