Hellride And Then The Earth Moved...

These Olso motherfuckers broke up in 2000 but a new version of Hellride is up and running on this, the band's second full-length album. The sound is pumped up hot rod rock mixed with ’70s metal in the vein of Gluecifer with low, growly vocals. And Then the Earth Moved... is full of big riffs, classic hard rock breakdowns and stadium friendly drumming, but it doesn't quite have the grandiose, anthemic quality that this kind of material needs to get the party started. It's unfortunate for these guys that when you now hear rough baritone vocals over hard rock tracks you can't help but be reminded of omnipresent radio rockers like Nickelback and their horrible ilk. This fact really wrecks this band’s chances of penetrating the underground in North America and makes them seem a little outdated and generally out of it. (White Jazz)