Those Damn Crows have been pretty much everywhere as of late that it only seems fitting that we see a new album drop imminently. Add some major supporting performances with the likes of Monster Magnet as well as their mostly sold out UK headline tour, its hard to ignore the buzz the band seem to be creating for themselves right now.
Set for release via legendary Earache Records on February 7th, 'Point Of No Return' is the Welsh rockers second album, following 2018's debut 'Murder And The Motive' which saw Top 5 success in the Official UK Rock Charts.
Don’t let the record label fool you however. With Earache Records having put out some of the most important albums in the history of extreme metal back in the day, ‘Point Of No Return’ is anything but. Expect big riffs and mighty groove as Those Damn Crows release 13 feel good slabs of balls to the wall rock anthems from start to finish.
The aforementioned groove is apparent from the get go and its pretty obvious as to what the listener is in for as opening track ’Who did it’ gets going. For a bunch of welsh rockers, theres something mighty American sounding about them. ‘Be You’ feels as if it should be on the latest compilation of ‘Music To Drive To’, as the track makes it all too easy to make you want to get behind the wheel and take a road trip in the sun.
‘Kingdom Of Dust’ adds some urgency to the album mid way through as it picks up the pace a little more than others with a chorus likely to be stuck in your head for a while post listen. It wouldn’t be surprising to learn of this song making the setlist for the upcoming live tour with its energy and easy to sing a long to moments.
Truth is, ‘Point Of No Return’ and its huge variety of influences makes this a very easy listen especially for the casual listener of rock music. For those looking for their niche, overly technical shredding guitars or blastbeats, look the other way, this ones probably not for you, but for those who prefer big choruses, slightly American sounding rock with catchy hooks and chunky riffs, this will likely sit proudly on your shelf next to your Black Stone Cherry and Alter Bridge records and may even become your favourite of 2020.