Antler - "Nothing That A Bullet Couldn't Cure"
(Small Stone Records 2006, SS-064)
From Aural Innovations #34 (August 2006)
Antler is a project from the guys in the band Roadsaw with some other locals. This 6 piece band (twin guitars, bass, drums, vocals and keyboards) play southern blues inspired rock music and this is their second CD. The songs are very melodic and slick and bands from the 70's certainly come to mind when you hear this stuff. I heard the record 3 or 4 times though and it never really picked me up and kicked me in the ass. While the songs are good and solid they just did not catch me and I could not really remember a single one at the end. If you like bands that try to get back to the roots of the southern blues rock but never quite get it right… I don't know. Just a little too mainstream and not gritty enough for me. I like my southern rock a bit more mean and nasty and not so slick.
For more information you can visit Anter web site at: http://www.antlerband.com.
Visit the Small Stone Records web site at: http://www.smallstone.com.
Reviewed by Scott Heller