Raging Fire, These Teeth Sharp
After toiling in relative obscurity though the 1980s, Nashville country-punkers Raging Fire threw in the towel. But the underappreciated band left behind some superb music; that material was eventually reissued in 2015 as Everything Is Roses
. Positive response to that collection led to a full-scale reunion, and the fruit of that is These Teeth Are Sharp
. Showing that the quintet has lost none of their, er, fire, the album features Melora Zaner’s distinctive vocals, backed by barbed-wire, slashing rock ‘n’ roll with just the right amount of twang. A rock sensibility — in the form of speedy yet brief guitar solos, memorable riffage and pummeling tempos — is balanced by a modern rethink of the classic country lyrical approach. Rock listeners who think they don’t like their music with a bit of Nashville flavor are encouraged to spin These Teeth are Sharp
and then reconsider their preconceptions.
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