Album review: BITERS – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

BITERS - The Future Ain't What It Used To Be

Earache Records [Release date 19.05.17]

The Biters released their debut album ‘Electric Blood’ in 2015 and I was impressed, although the album did tail off with a few filler tunes. Biters are back with album number two and they have really tapped into their love of 70′s rock music, aided by songwriter/producer Scott Stevens (who has worked with the likes of the Struts and Shinedown amongst others) on the massive stomping beast that is ‘Stone Cold Love’. The song has a T.Rex sound from the backbeat through to the vocals of Tuk, making for a song you want to keep playing over and over.

They have other ear candy in their arsenal with the more modern sounding rock of ‘Let It Roll’, again a radio hit is ever there was one. Interesting musical diversion on ‘Goin’ Back To Georgia’ where the band adopt a country rock feel, not unlike something Blackberry Smoke would do, a band the Biters have recently toured supporting.

Some great power pop on display too like ‘Gypsy Rise’, which gives fellow 70′s power pop worshippers Smash Fashion a run for their money. Not quite ‘all killer, no filler’ though as ‘Vulture City’ fails to impress with so many strong songs around it, but overall a stronger set of songs than on their debut album.

Biters bite back with album number two and one full of glorious 70′s flavoured glam/hard rock. ****

Review by Jason Ritchie



 

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