Release the Hounds

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All Music Guide - Vincent Jeffries
If such a thing as late '90s commercial hard rock existed, then maybe that's what the Boondock Saints music could be called. On the group's 2000 Atlantic/Lava Records release, New Englanders Troy (vocals, guitars) and Taylor Duffy (guitars, vocals) lead the rest of the Boondock Saints (drummer Jimi Jackson and bassist Gordon Clark) through some highly melodic, tight hard rock that recalls early '90s Alice in Chains and influences significantly earlier. The Duffy's harmonize nicely throughout Release the Hounds and when they stay away from the Layne Staley phrasing and Jerry Cantrell talk box guitar (as on the horrid opener "Paper Sun") things work out well enough. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vincent Jeffries
If such a thing as late '90s commercial hard rock existed, then maybe that's what the Boondock Saints music could be called. On the group's 2000 Atlantic/Lava Records release, New Englanders Troy (vocals, guitars) and Taylor Duffy (guitars, vocals) lead the rest of the Boondock Saints (drummer Jimi Jackson and bassist Gordon Clark) through some highly melodic, tight hard rock that recalls early '90s Alice in Chains and influences significantly earlier. The Duffy's harmonize nicely throughout Release the Hounds and when they stay away from the Layne Staley phrasing and Jerry Cantrell talk box guitar (as on the horrid opener "Paper Sun") things work out well enough. Highlights include the grinding "Metal Soul" and a couple other rockers that have the group sound a bit like an elevated Bon Jovi. Duffy's repetitive and clich├ęd lyrics hold back country rockers like "One More," which is too bad, as the melodies and pop song structures are solid. If this release was just an afterthought to the Duffy-penned film of the same name, then the Boondock Saints are to be congratulated for their musical accomplishments, but with its thin production and weak lyrics, Release the Hounds doesn't stand up to any serious M.O.R. rock offering.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/11/2000
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678327445
  • Catalog Number: 83274

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Paper Sun (55:01)
  2. 2 Holy Fool (51:20)
  3. 3 Later On (47:03)
  4. 4 Mrs. Hammerstein's Test (43:00)
  5. 5 Metal Soul (39:03)
  6. 6 One More (35:26)
  7. 7 Two Ravens (31:14)
  8. 8 Fat Man (26:13)
  9. 9 Invincible (22:23)
  10. 10 Three Stones (18:50)
  11. 11 Find Me the Sun (14:33)
  12. 12 Sweetoood (11:13)
  13. 13 Over (7:48)
  14. 14 Pipes (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Boondock Saints Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Jeff Baxter Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Electric Guitar
Gordon Clark Bass, Vocals
Fran Flannery Electric Guitar
Adam G. Holdaway Bagpipes
Troy Duffy Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Jackson Drums, Vocals
Technical Credits
Saint Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Jeff Baxter Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Larry Freemantle Art Direction
Fran Flannery Engineer
The Boondock Saints Arranger
Ron St. Germaine Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Like Listening to the Movie!

    This album rocked! I wanted the song ''Holy Fool'' (the song playing in the sceen when Rocco shoots the two guys and the bartender), and after listening to the few samples on barnsandnoble.com, I had to get it just to see if it could live up to the idea I had. It was well worth the 7 day wait to listen to the whole album. You can definately see themes that are similar to the movie in both style and context. If you are even slightly courious about this album and love good rock, I highly recomend it.

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