Closing In

Album Review of Closing In by Early Man.

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Closing In

Early Man

Closing In by Early Man

Release Date: Oct 11, 2005
Record label: Matador
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Metal

60 Music Critic Score
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AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10

Those who have held a Gibson SG in their hands, felt the warm buzz of an overdriven Peavy guitar combo amp breathing against the backs of their legs, and let loose with a windmill motion on the only chord they knew how to play will no doubt recognize the mission of Columbus, OH's Early Man. If their bio is to be taken literally, guitarist/vocalist Mike Conte and drummer Adam Bennati (insert inevitable "White Stripes of heavy metal" blurb here) were sheltered from the sinful world of rock & roll by their fundamentalist Pentecostal families until the age of 19. It was then that they found the Antichrist in the tomes of Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, and like good and pious disciples, applied the metal gods' lessons -- and more importantly, their sound -- to their rebirth.

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