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Classic Album Review: Very Metal | Hit and Run

The St. Louis rockers wear their Motörhed influence on the back of their denim vests.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Fans of the subversive ’80s Britcom The Young Ones should get a chuckle out of Very Metal’s handle: It was the slogan on the back of metal-head Vyvyan’s denim vest.

Coincidentally — or perhaps not — this lowbrow St. Louis quartet also owe their sound to one of the show’s musical guests: Motörhead. Hit And Run, VM’s second full-length, is a full-throttle attack of the same sort of massively metallic guitars, hard-driving grooves and fuzzed-out lead bass lines Lemmy and co. have been churning out for decades. In fact, if their singer sounded more like Lemmy instead of just another hoarse punky yeller, these guys could be the world’s greatest Motörhead tribute band. As it is, they’re just a decent outfit who wear their influences a little too obviously on the back of their denim vests.