3/6/2009 - Review by: Sinnercorp
Long before vocalist Ryan McCombs was fronting Drowning Pool, he was leading the way with a band called, "Soil". Soil's, first full-length effort Throttle Junkies was released in 1999 under Mia Records. In 2007, Crash records reissued the album which has been out of print since 1999 and included three bonus tracks. Soil is out of Chicago that consisted of Adam Zadel and Shaun Glass on guitars, vocalist Ryan McCombs, bassist Tim King, and drummer Tom Schofield.
Throttle Junkies is one of those albums that gets down and dirty. Between Ryan's vocals which are very distinctive, the music has this groove laced delivery that is one of a kind. Throttle Junkies starts immediately with a song that jumps into a showcase for vocalist Ryan McCombs to make a presence. By the time you get to the end of the album, you know and understand the magic of this band. You will find the starting point for this hard rock/heavy metal band which includes a cover of Ram Jam's classic "Black Betty".
Although Ryan McCombs is no longer fronting Soil, this band is one to be respected. Soil has put out some great music and continues to do so with A.J. Cavalier that can be heard on their 2006 debut for DRT, True Self. If you haven't had the pleasure of listening to this album the first time around, now is a good time to go out and get this reissue. If you already own this album and love this band, you might want to think about getting the reissue. Otherwise, this is just another reissue with some added bonus tracks.
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