Monday, October 13, 2008

Ten Kens: Ten Kens

Ten Kens
Ten Kens
Fatcat Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
The music that comes from Canada these days is just plain stirring. Toronto's Ten Kens backs this statement up with a driving debut album that is filled with reverb guitars, quick distinctive tempo changes, and a grinding it out vocal delivery from singer Dan Workman. Ten Kens is somewhat dark and ruff sounding, which in this case gives each song a contained energy waiting to burst and when it does the noise assault has a swagger and melodic attack that immediately makes you take notice!

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-Reviewed by Reece Michael