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Dark Knights Of Camelot
Hurrication EP
Olympic Records


Dark Knights Of Camelot give audiences nothing new with their Hurrication EP, but they sure show a fetish for post-grunge styled guitar rockets secured in roughly cut bass lugs and chunky thickets of drum strikes. Lead vocalist/guitarist Ben Shea has a coarse texture in his register that fodders the grumbling rhythmic strokes of bassist Harry Crumbler and drummer Simon Davenport. Hurrication solders a garage band fluidity and knotting reminiscent of Queens Of The Stone Age and a raw edge emblematic of Smashing Pumpkins. The album seems more like a tribute to the post grunge era than anything else as the trio sculpts melodic hooks and seams that musicians were inspired by 10 years ago.

The bluesy grunge style of Shea's guitar chords in "Purple Undertones" bodes well with the folksy tint of his vocals cushioned in lightly whipped drum churns. Aside from "Purple Undertones," the record is pretty much steamlined to post-grunge's hoarse gurgles and groaning and trimmings of raw shreds. Shea's vocal slurs grease the frazzled vibrations stretching across "I'd Rather You," while the stormy, dark, sinister feel of "Duple" has a gothic shadowing.

The five tracks on Hurrication have briquets charred in post grunge flames and markings of garage band burns. The album offers nothing new for audiences, but enjoys a genuine love affair with music that is descriptive of the previous decade. Though the Dark Knights Of Camelot seem solidly entrenched in their own musical influences, Hurrication may not be a throwaway album but rather something for the band to build from and start 2010 relying on their own sound instead of rehashing someone else's.

-Susan Frances

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