Maximum Metal Rating Legend
Excellent - Masterpiece. A classic.
Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a lacking.
Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler.
Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio.
Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors.
Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
Terrible - Waste of your life and time.
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The best way to determine how much you may like certain music is to listen to it yourself.
American Dog has been barking on a leash for a few years now. The indy band have a bark similar to AC/DC and early Aerosmith with that penchant for blues riffs. This new album, 'Poison Smile', is more of the same albeit a little more punk infused and rough around the edges. The band show off garage humor on 'Just Like Charlie Sheen' and 'The Real Nitty Gritty', rambunctious in lyrics and dirty blues soaked hooks. Not the most original thing in town but still enjoyable for an hour or two.
1 :REVIEW COUNT
3.5 :AVE RATING
ALL REVIEWS FOR: AMERICAN DOG
RATING Neanderthal 2014 Independent Eric Compton 12/18/2014 4 Poison Smile 2012 Bad Reputation Eric Compton 8/20/2012 3.5
ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: AMERICAN DOG
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