Album Reviews

American Rubicon
Cobra Skulls – American Rubicon
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 00:00
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I only know Reno from one of the lamest comedy shows on TV (Reno 911) and from one of the best punkrock bands around (Reno Divorce). But apparently it’s also home for the Cobra Skulls who are back with the follow-up to 2007’s “Sitting Army”. Their new album starts off with “Time And Pressure”, which sounds like Against Me’s vocalist fronting Tito & The Tarantulas at one of their shows in the Titty Twister and immediately shows that these guys are sticking to their guns.

With a solid mix of punkrock and rockabilly, they tear their way through a whopping seventeen songs and never falter once. Vocalist Devin Peralta always manages to sound soothing and pissed off at the same time and occasionally shows his Argentine roots by bursting out in Spanish while the rest of the band is doing an awesome job of backing him up. These dudes aren’t doing anything new at all but prove that a well-written song with a catchy hook is still everything you need.