AMBASSADOR GUN – Golden Eagle
AMBASSADOR GUN – Golden Eagle C.D.
Minneapolis’s Ambassador Gun is a raging power trio that delivers a high intensity grinding metallic Thrash mixed with various other styles of Crust and Metal. The songs charge out loud and unmercifully with blaring guitar bass and drums from crotch to crown. Actually for me the drums really stand out on this recording. Not just the skill of executing the different beats but the metronome is super strong with this guy. The d- beats, blast beats and occasional doom parts all sound killer and did I forget to mention the double bass? Holy fuck, the song Warpainted shows the double bass radness off with precision skill. This guy is spot on and that fact is apparent right from the first song Wounded Knee and eventually that culminates for me by blowing my mind in the song Unleashed. There seems to be one main singer but a second singer defiantly leaves a very heavy presence. I don’t know if I could say it is duel vocals, and it sort of is but one guy seems a little more prevalent than the other. Regardless it makes for a cool layered feel. The lyrics are nuts and a little weird to read. Some people sing poetry but it usually is reworked into a more poppy form. Not these dark words of woe, this poetry strews on in random forms narrating a story of a dysfunctional existence. The song Chris Brown is a crazy man’s ramblings of how much Chris Brown sucks at life, which he does. The only song that seems to bring a smile to your face is the song Sunshine Acid, which of course should bring a smile to your face no matter what. I really like the flow of the lyrics and the mood that their delivery portrays. It fits the music and definitely highlights and helps the flow of the shredding jams along instead of bogging it down with inane crap. The fact that these guy’s hearts are into it and they are down comes through the songs and permeates the whole recording. Cool art work graces the cover and I got a cool silkscreened poster with my copy as well. I got to open up for these guys a couple of years ago when they came through and I put together their last show through here as well. These guys jam hard and are cool as fuck to drink and smoke with. I will definitely keep an eye out for these guys in the future, as should you. (Attucks)