CD Review: Eagles of Death Metal "Zipper Down"


On their first album in seven years, EODM get right down to business with the opening track “Complexity,” which starts things off right with a fuzz-driven bass line and some fast pick work. The bass is primarily supplied by one half of the rocking duo, Jesse Hughes, who takes great liberty with fills and bluesy runs that counter the hard-hitting drumming of Josh Homme. Hughes’ PBR-fueled homage to hard rock bassists of the ’70s really ties the album together.


CD Review: Death "N.E.W."

Another early-’70s adopter of the Rickenbacker 4001, Death’s frontman and bassist Bobby Hackney soaked up the sound of rock’s heavyweights (Entwistle and Glover especially) and channeled it into his band’s signature Detroit punkpsych onslaught.

CD Review: Motörhead "Aftershock"

On the 21st studio recording from metal bass master Lemmy Kilmister and Motörhead, the celebrated rockers go back to their roots on an album that pays homage to their blues-rock influence while still remaining heavy.

CD Review: Grinder Blues

After 30 years of blazing a pioneering trail through progressive rock and metal, Dug Pinnick brings his distorted bass grooves and soulful vocals into the realm of the blues.