Album Reviews

Hell Mental
The Ratcliffs Hell Mental Punk Rock Theory
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 16:38
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- by Tom Dumarey

Bonzo goes to Innsbruck for this one. Fronted by Paul Coyote and backed up by Matt DeeCrack and Dorkatron’s Manu, this Austrian trio rips through twelve Ramonescore tunes on their fourth release for Monster Zero.

You mean to say this is another one of those bands worhsipping the Ramones? Yup, it sure is. But when they crank out an album like ‘Hell Mental,’ which comes with all the melodic punk rock you can handle and even more sugary ooh’s and aah’s, how can you not like them? Just check out tunes like 'Cease To Care', 'Here Comes The Rain' and 'One Step Forward', the latter of which also packs the album's fiercest solo.

Fans of the Queers and Hard-Ons know where it's at.


Track listing:

  1. Sidewalk Weirdo    
  2. Backseat Hate    
  3. Cease To Care    
  4. Just Because    
  5. No Reason    
  6. Here Comes The Rain    
  7. Schoolyard Dictator    
  8. Trouble Zone    
  9. She Walked Out    
  10. Not At All    
  11. One Step Forward    
  12. Basement Buzz


Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.