Fucking Wrath, The - Valley of the Serpent's Soul (LP)
Catalog number: TPE-134-2
Enron got in trouble for it. So did most of Wall Street. And while the art of Valley of the Serpent’s Soul isn’t exactly a federal offense, some may claim that it borders on deceptive practices. The skulls, dragons and warrior indicate a throwback to a retro-Dio style wail, high-tops, and a hesher type attitude. Make no mistake though, The Fucking Wrath is 100% pure ass-kicking beer-swilling rock-n-roll. Much like their contemporaries Saviours or Red Fang, The Fucking Wrath aren’t reinventing the wheel on Valley of the Serpent’s Soul, but it’s hard to deny tracks with such raw swagger. With a crunchy guitar tone and cigarette-and-whiskey-damaged vocals, tracks like “The Question” make for the perfect soundtrack for a Harley, a fifth of Jack Daniels and a stretch of open road.