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Vs Time E.P.

     
         
         
         
             
             
Jukebox Monkey are a stoner rock band from the UK formed in 2010 releasing their debut E.P. in 2013 with the follow up E.P. 'Vs Time' released January 2015.    
             
Jukebox Monkey have varied influences ranging from the classic rock sound of Led Zeppelin to the boogie, groove based sound of AC/DC with a slice of the heavy doom of Black Sabbath. Their debut E.P. was a solid slab of hard rock with an upbeat, energetic vibe that translated to the live arena very well. With the release of 'Vs Time' Jukebox Monkey have not disappointed and the five songs on offer here show progression from the first E.P.    
             
'The Mirror' slowly rattles into life over a meandering guitar passage and when the song breaks, the guitars are heavy and the bass is deep as it stomps on majestically with a very powerful throaty vocal display. The heavy beats continue with 'Peacetime People Ain't Worth Fighting For' which foot stomps its way through Black Sabbath influenced riffs with attitude and occasional brutality.     
             
Guitar driven 'Wolves' has a superb guitar sound, a groove that will have you swinging and a vocal performance that sounds like it has come straight out of the southern rock genre. Close your eyes and you can almost smell the beer and sweat of a bar out in the desert. 'Undo, Undo, Undo' has a very heavy groove with aggressive sounding vocals over a raw, pounding rhythm. Final song 'Dead Wait' has a superb guitar riff intro which drives the song on and on at a mid tempo pace and also hints at the lighter side of rock, with a very upbeat, melodic chorus.    
             
Overall, hard and heavy, sometimes brutal, 'Vs Time' is a pounding slab of energetic foot stomping stoner rock.    
             
             
Review By Iron Mathew Collins    
             
             
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