Eat the Gun – Stripped to the Bone (2013)

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With Stripped to the Bone, Eat the Gun offers a superb rock album with few frills. That starts with the first single “Loner,” recorded in their own studio with producer Stephan Hinz of H-Blockx fame.

Like most of their songs, “Loner” is characterized by its unadorned directness. Elsewhere, howeverm Eat the Sun offers more melodic and catchy — but yet still powerful songs — like “Addiction” and the opener “At The End of the Day,” illustrating an important step forward for this German band.

When it comes to the scene in Eat the Gun’s home country, there is currently a problem with too many bands squinting toward the American market — and therefore lacking their own identity. After having played more than 650 concerts to date (including the Tauber Tal Festival, Big Day Out and Wacken, sharing the stage with bands like HIM, Duff McKagan’s Loaded and Backyard Babies), Eat the Gun doesn’t have any such issue. They distinguish themselves from other German rock bands both through the charismatic voice of Hendrik Wippermann and Eat the Gun’s driven drumming and flashy guitar solos. Songs like “Addiction” or “Apocalyptic Blues” also show their diversity.

They’ve crafted a sound independent of others on Stripped to the Bone, deftly avoiding the mistake of so many other German rock bands are doing who become nothing more than a cheap copy of similar American bands. The album — though it doesn’t re-invent the wheel — offers a very intense groove, because Eat the Gun concentrates on the essentials, and (most importantly of all) they sound authentic.

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Mike Dostert

Mike Dostert

Luxembourg resident Mike Dostert has written about music for more than two decades, with work appearing in a local newspaper, via his own independent music magazine and at the web sites www.music-brain.com and lux-culture.jimdo.com. He has also worked for 20 years as a DJ and radio host. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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