Review: Last Bullet- 80-69-64

Southern Rock is a genre that will always have a place in metalheads’ hearts. Bands like Foghat, Lynyrd Skynyrd and even early Shinedown have some of the most memorable anthems of all time and one band- Last Bullet- plans on adding their name to that company.

Their latest record- 80-69-64 is a short, six-song album that packs a lot of punch and no filler.
“Sin” starts the party off early in the form of a raw, gritty, southern rock chorus. “Gonna live, gonna live, gonna live” screaming through the speakers is just plain addicting. Last Bullet needed to make a quick impact with a shorter album and they did just that.

They keep things going with the southern rock anthem of “Gimme Time,” which leads into “Bright Lights,” which slows things down at just the right time. “When the sun goes down, the girls get pretty” is pure rock and roll- not to mention a kick ass guitar solo near the end, where things speed up at the perfect time and ends things on a high note.

“Southern Lips” kicks tempo right back up with a groovy chorus that has hit song written all over it. If you’re looking for a good song to blast when you’re cruising the highway, this is your song. Then there’s “Smoke & Ashes,” which has a slow, creeping intro that leads into a bluesy rock track. It may be slower than the other tracks, but it’s still a strong one.

Then there’s “Little Miss Filthy,” which picks things back up. “How many guys have those hypocrite lips kissed,” which it’s screaming vocals, catches you right away. It ends EP with a bang and will probably get you pulled over for speeding.

Even with six songs- they’re all strong. With an EP, it can be tough less time to make an impact, but Last Bullet did just that and more. They know when to speed it up and when to slow it down. The guitar solos and riffs are very strong and this band could be the future of southern rock.

Rating: 8/10

-Reggie Edwards