Album Reviews

Rocket From The Crypt – R.I.P.
8.5
 on
Monday, May 12, 2008 - 00:00
submitted by
Thomas

On October 31st 2005 Rocket From The Crypt played their last show ever at San Diego’s Westin Hotel Ballroom. It’s a shame they aren’t around anymore because they were a great band that rocked as much as they had fun. And those two points are well proven on “R.I.P.”. After the intro the band bursts out in “French Guy” and never looks back from there. They race through a total of nineteen songs that come from the band’s entire back catalog. Oddly enough “On A Rope” is missing from the album but at least it’s on the DVD! Things sound great… The guitars are nice and raw, the horns are as awesome as ever and Speedo's vocals are even grittier than on the band's albums. If you missed out on this band in the past, this is a great opportunity to do some catching up and if you were a fan in the day, you don’t want miss out on this one either. As far as live albums go, this one’s pretty good capturing both the band, the audience and the mayhem ensuing from it.