Release Date: May 28, 2013
Record label: Dine Alone Music
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal
Pass the whiskey, turn it up. Storming out of Ontario, Canada with more horsepower than Jeremy Clarkson in a Veyron, Monster Truck are a pedal-to-the-metal, balls-to-the-wall rock ‘n’ roll band who’ve studied long and hard at the AC/DC school of riffery. Making no apologies for their groovy, cock swaggering sound, everything about this lot is retro and uncomplicated, and in ‘The Lion’, ‘Sweet Mountain River’ and ‘Oh Lord’ they have some bona fide road trip hits up their sleeves.
Monster Truck's debut album didn't come easily. After their 2011 EP led to some chart action and opening slots for Slash and Deep Purple, the Hamilton rockers with a penchant for manly southern-fried 70s vibes and sleaze blues attempted to birth a full-length quickly. But that first attempt in an L.A. studio didn't work out, and it took some time (and money) to finish what they'd started.