HARD-DRIVING ROCK: The latest album from Austin, TX-based Broken Teeth is another down-n-dirty blast of bad-boy rock-n-roll.

By Metal Dave

Back with more bite than a deep swill of rotgut, Broken Teeth is still breathing fire on new album, “4 on the Floor” (EMP Label Group).

Full-throttle from the get-go, the infectious title track rides waves of stinging guitars courtesy of Jared Tuten and David Beeson while shrieker Jason McMaster extols the damning pleasures of rock-n-roll. Like a pair of muggers, drummer Bruce Rivers and bassist Robb Lampman ensure the beating stays steady.

“Sinful” slows things to a bluesy simmer while continuing to give the devil his due, and “Getcha Some” upshifts into a full-tilt, ballistic stomper recalling younger daze of being “face-down and wasted.”

On an album driven by bangers, the icy swing of “Borrowed Time” arguably wins as the showpiece. It’s hard to pinpoint, but something about its spine-chilling, creepy-crawl burrows into the black-hearted isolation shared by the loners in AC/DC’s “Night Prowler” and “Ride On.” Spooky, yet irresistible.

Picking up speed, “Never Dead” pushes “all the gauges in the red” and serves as the ultimate ode to Motorhead’s Lemmy (written before he passed). A closing cover of KISS’ “Rock Bottom” punches with street-fighting fury.

In all, “4 on the Floor” offers 10 tracks of Angus-n-spuds rock-n-roll that dances evil (“House of Damnation”); steals the show (“All or Nothin’”); calls out the fakers (“All Day Sucker”); and wrestles with demons (“Let the War Machine Roll”).

As always, Broken Teeth has no aspirations of being artsy or refined, preferring instead to keep “4 on the Floor” firing hard on all cylinders. Besides, who has time for manners when you’re this busy knocking heads?

Rating: “This One Goes to 11”

  1. Steven Blackmore says:

    Great review Dave, I hope they will finally get over to Europe, to show everyone here what they are missing!! Kick Ass Rock ‘N’ Roll just how we like it!!

  2. Kaya says:

    Holy shit!

  3. Archer says:

    CD is best played LOUD! “All or Nothing”, “Let the War Machine Roll” and “4 on the Floor” grabbed us right out of the wrapper. My daughter picked up on the Ace of Spades riffs in “Never Dead” and her favorite song is “Borrowed Time”. We are both looking forward to seeing Broken Teeth perform the CD this summer. We give it 4 thumbs up, we’d give more but that’s all we have.

  4. Cool name for a band. Sounds killer and I’m a new fan!!!

    • admin says:

      Cool name, great band and good guys. I’ve always said you can never underestimate the power of a great band name. You’re living proof! New fan. Boom! Thanks for reading and posting. Go buy some albums

  5. Josh says:

    Sounded killer ..been a long time fan of Jason mcmaster..and broken teeth..but this is some of best yet .I will have to get this !!!!!