TRIBE OF JUDAH
8 Extremes out of 10.
Why you ask? Well, the fact that the cover depicts three black & white snap shots of Gary Cherone hold a 9 MM pistol to his face! Also has a black background with band logo in red over the top with "Exit Elvis" in white print below it. Also what appears to be their "icon" below in red. It takes some balls to put out a cover like this. Issued 10.22.02 it's not like Spitfire didn't have the chance to put a stop to the release & alter the cover. Look for this to be pulled from shelves. All 500 copies pressed.
BOOKLET: 3 Van Halens out of 10.
Inside the "theme" continues with three color shots of Gary now "smoking" what appears to be a hollow point bullet. This does have the lyrics to the 11 tracks featured on the disc. The traditional thank you lists, where the disc was tracked & all the boring details are also covered here. The inner booklet looks less "professional" than the front cover though. Was this done intentionally?! Who knows this is Spitfire folks. No shots of the band just Gary.
SONGS: 3 Where Are They Nows out of 10.
There are 11 tracks featured here. None cover any new ground. The record is very Blah. This would have been a band that would have created a "buzz" back in the mid-90's. No tracks really stand out. They seems to kind of sound the same, you can't really tell when one song has ended & another has begun. That is unless you're listening for the two-second pause between tracks.
COMMENTS: This band features Pat Badger who at one point was bassist with Cherone's Extreme. The touring drummer for the band (who by the way didn't play on this disc) is Tommy Stewart who was recently "canned" from Godsmack. The sound can be described like this, if there were a train named "Extreme" & a train named "Gravity Kills" and the had a head on collision down the tracks... That wasn't a very good analogy was it? Well, neither was this disc.