Artist: Graveyard BBQ
Title: “Greatest Hits Vol. II”
Label: Dirtcore Records
Release Date: 7/24/2007
Genre: Southern Dirt Core Metal
You know that something has to be worth checking out when people are talking about it and when it’s focused around an independent act then you know that such talk must be justified when one takes into consideration the amount of already signed acts that can be followed and paid attention to. Such was the case that I found when I was told to look in the direction of a band called Graveyard BBQ, a Southern Dirtcore Metal band straight out of Waltham, Massachusetts who play their Hard Rock and Roll with a Southern vibe. During an area gig I snared a copy of their self-proclaimed “Greatest Hits Volume 2” and got to rocking right away when “The Clothes That Makes The Man” began. There was a solid and driving groove to the guys that I quickly enjoyed but I had to admit that I really found myself in search of a stage floor meant for slamming and dancing when “Cream Skull Boogie” came on. This number was fantastic and soon became one of my favorites. After catching my breath I found that ACDC’s own “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” was up next and the boys did it some serious justice and were to be commended for it. It’s not the typical track that a band would cover and I gave them credit for doing it as opposed to something off of “Back In Black” which has had covers done to death by a bevy of artists. “Ride The Stache” is another winner and gives you the groove and some backing vocals from their “BBQ Girlz”. It was fun stuff and from there I had to say that I was in agreement with those people who had told me in message after message that The Graveyard BBQ was something special and a band to watch out for.
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