Can you remember the days when Karma to Burn had a singer in the band? It didn't sound bad at all, but Karma to Burn got better as soon as they turned into an instrumental stoner rock band.
Same happened to the Dublin based trio Engines of Ruin. They have a few tracks with a singer and they have a very grunge-like sound with a great touch of Stoner Rock, which you can listen to at Reverbnation. Those tracks are great work and they really sound good.
But then, during production of their debut album, the singer left the band and they continued to make music as an instrumental stoner rock band. Which was, not only in my eyes, a great decision.
Their debut contains heavy usage of the Wah pedal, jam parts and a lot of bad-ass riffs. Karma to Burn runs into a truckload of Wah pedals and starts jamming right on the spot, is probably the best way to describe their sound. Nice groovy tunes on a great debut album. The band is currently writing and recording new material, and we are all looking forward to their new stuff.
The current line up:
Adam Brewer/Guitars - Adam Kelly/Bass - Johnny Brewer/Drums
Having gone through various line-up changes over the last couple of years, Engines Of Ruin are now a three piece instrumental rock band, consisting of bass, drums and guitars. This came about accidentally as the singer left the band at a time when they had just started to write their debut EP.
Rather than putting everything on hold and audition for singers they decided to hold off for the time being and continue on instrumentally, scrapped what they had written and started over. The band have again looked into getting a singer, but to date have not been fortunate enough to get the right fit. The hunt continues….
Guitarist Adam Brewer took on the responsibility of engineering and mixing the EP. This was no easy task as he had the added pressure of balancing this with his guitar duties. Adam had experimented with recording earlier tracks for the band, but this is his biggest recording gig to date.
"Engines of Ruin are an all-instrumental heavy blues band from Dublin. With the pedal to the metal, and I do mean that literally, the band lays it on heavy with tons of wah-wah and reverb. Engines of Ruin rocks you into oblivion with their scorching solos, crunchy power chords and substantial groove. Check'em out now!" - HeavyPlanet.net