Adebisi Shank: This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank

Adebisi Shank: This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank
If I showed any amount of foresight, I would have paid attention to what I had in my to be reviewed pile and have reviewed Adebisi Shank on Thursday. It would have been fitting to review the band that The Daily Telegraph called one of the “top 5 best new Irish bands” on St. Patrick’s Day. Instead, I forgot I even had the album until it just surfaced at the top of my pile.
I guess there is not really any harm in it. It is not like Adebisi Shank’s style is stereotypically Irish; their music features no bagpipes, fiddles, or tin whistles. Their music also features no vocals which makes it hard to pinpoint where they are from. What their music does feature though is blistering guitars, driving drums, and a solid rhythm section.
The group’s sophomore album, This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank sounds like Fang Island doing a Battles cover album. It is amazing how similarly Fang Island and Adebisi Shank’s guitar sounds are but Adebisi Shank’s song construction is a little closer to Battles in respect to imagination.
My favorite song is probably opening track “International Dreambeat.” The song is the track that most sounds like Fang Island with its bombastic, loud chorus and its video game soundtrack-esque verses but the best part is the driving drums that are reminiscent of bands like Pinback. The song is so explosive that you do not even miss vocals while listening to it.
That sentiment goes for most of the album; vocals are rarely missed because of the level of musicianship exhibited throughout This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank. The album remains consistently energetic and catchy while staying interesting which is no small feat for an instrumental group.
Rating: 9.3/10
MP3: Adebisi Shank “International Dreamboat”
Buy: iTunes or Amazon

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