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Open Fire

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
If you're looking for some nice, tidily packaged, Pro Tools smoothed over rock, then you've come to the wrong place, buster. But if it's greasy, high cholesterol heavy metal that you crave, then a heaping helping of Alabama Thunderpussy's 2007 release, Open Fire, should certainly hit the spot. Although often lumped in with the stoner rock genre, Alabama Thunderpussy packs much more metallic muscle than the average stoner band -- and this sonic wallop remains intact on Open Fire, despite the departure of longtime vocalist Johnny Throckmorton. New singer Kyle Thomas is one heck of a hollerer though (in the Pepper Keenan/John Garcia mold), so as a result, the group's trademark ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
If you're looking for some nice, tidily packaged, Pro Tools smoothed over rock, then you've come to the wrong place, buster. But if it's greasy, high cholesterol heavy metal that you crave, then a heaping helping of Alabama Thunderpussy's 2007 release, Open Fire, should certainly hit the spot. Although often lumped in with the stoner rock genre, Alabama Thunderpussy packs much more metallic muscle than the average stoner band -- and this sonic wallop remains intact on Open Fire, despite the departure of longtime vocalist Johnny Throckmorton. New singer Kyle Thomas is one heck of a hollerer though (in the Pepper Keenan/John Garcia mold), so as a result, the group's trademark Sab-esque metal sound remains very much intact -- especially on such standouts as "The Cleansing" and "The Beggar." Retro heavy metal completely devoid of gimmicks is the name of the game here -- and what a treat it is to hear it in this day and age.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/6/2007
  • Label: Relapse
  • UPC: 781676671915
  • Catalog Number: 766719

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Cleansing (3:58)
  2. 2 Void of Harmony (3:58)
  3. 3 Words of the Dying Man (3:21)
  4. 4 The Beggar (5:15)
  5. 5 None Shall Return (3:19)
  6. 6 Whiskey War (2:46)
  7. 7 A Dreamer's Fortune (3:47)
  8. 8 Valor (3:53)
  9. 9 Open Fire (3:42)
  10. 10 Brave the Rain (4:08)
  11. 11 Greed (4:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alabama Thunderpussy Primary Artist
Kyle Thomas Vocals
Erik Larson Guitar
Bryan Cox Drums
Bryan Cox Drums
Ryan Lake Guitar
Mike Bryant Bass
Hormel Flansuego Percussion
Mike Bryant Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Alan Douches Mastering
Alabama Thunderpussy Audio Production
Ken Kelly Cover Painting
Orion Landau Artwork
Ian Whalen Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Butcher Art Direction
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