Home  |  Hi-Fi Audio Reviews  Audiophile Shows Partner Mags  News       

High-End High-Performance Audiophile Review Magazine & Hi-Fi Audio Equipment Reviews
Audiophile Equipment Review Magazine High-End Audio

  High-Performance Audio Reviews
  Music News, Show Reports, And More!

  29 Years Of Service To Music Lovers

Enjoy the Music.com Review Magazine

Voodoo Glow Sculls
Firme

By Rob Selina
Click here to e-mail reviewer

Voodoo Glow Sculls   Firme

Compact Disc CD Stock Number: Epitaph 4577-86454-2 Compact Disc

  When I picked up Punk-O-Rama 2 a couple of years back, I took notice of the Voodoo Glow Skulls. The album featured a song of their album Firme called “El Coo Cooi” that had to be the oddest song I’ve ever heard. It’s a ska song with Spanish lyrics, but it sounds as if the guys who are playing are on warp speed. Couldn’t make out a thing the lead singer was saying, and to be blunt, the song was pretty stupid. Nevertheless, my ears hadn’t heard of anyone like them before and they sparked my interest.

Firme as a whole, is not as nuts as the single would suggest and they have more of a punk/garage sound on this album. It is still rockin’ and I am actually kinda glad that it is a little toned down since “El Coo Cooi” was a little too much for me. The slightly more mellow tone of the album was more agreeable. Do not go thinking the album is wussed out, because it sure is most definitely not my friends. It is just a little more coherent on a whole than the single would suggest.

The Voodoo Glow Skulls sound a little like a combination of The Scatalites and H2O if that makes any sense. They are heavy in the horns, but are playing at the pace of hardcore punk rock. This oversimplified explanation does not do them justice though. Traces of Latin rhythms find their way in there too, along with bits of the early nineties grunge scene. They are very energetic and definitely moving to a beat different to the rest of the music scene that is quite refreshing to say the least.

Some of the Glow Skulls more recent releases have refined their sound to incorporate more horns and take the focus away from their guitar rifts giving them an even more odd-ball sound, but this album is a must have anyway. They have a truly unique sound that anybody who is remotely interested in indie could appreciate. Firme is a truly great album that has only been overshadowed by their more recent releases. The Glow Skulls are constantly putting out more tunes and I would definitely recommend that look in to these guys.

Enjoyment: 90

Recording: 75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

Quick Links


Premium Audio Review Magazine
High-End Audiophile Equipment Reviews

 

Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Preamplifiers
Amplifiers
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc
Superior Audio Gear Reviews

 

 


Show Reports
HIGH END Munich 2024
AXPONA 2024 Show Report
Montreal Audiofest 2024 Report

Southwest Audio Fest 2024
Florida Intl. Audio Expo 2024
Capital Audiofest 2023 Report
Toronto Audiofest 2023 Report
UK Audio Show 2023 Report
Pacific Audio Fest 2023 Report
T.H.E. Show 2023 Report
Australian Hi-Fi Show 2023 Report
...More Show Reports

 

Videos
Our Featured Videos

 


Industry & Music News

High-Performance Audio & Music News

 

Partner Print Magazines
audioXpress
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine

 

For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics

 

 

 

     

Home   |   Hi-Fi Audio Reviews   |   News   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us

 

All contents copyright©  1995 - 2024  Enjoy the Music.com®
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.