Thursday, January 23, 2014

CD Review: Reverend Horton Heat Is Ready To "REV" It Up With New Album

One of the torch bearers for Rockabilly music has to be the Reverend Horton Heat. Since 1990 he, and his band, have become the originators of another musical genre, Psychobilly (which is the combination of Rockabilly music with punk or hard rock). His music has a huge underground following and many of his songs have appeared in some of the biggest selling video games of all time including "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater" and "Guitar Hero." His latest album, "REV" was recently released in January through Victory Records and features thirteen songs to get the heart pumping.

Things heat up quickly with the punk-like speed of "Victory Lap," which leads into the very definition of Psychobilly with "Smell of Gasoline." The Reverend Horton Heat does a great job mixing in fun, Halloween-type instrumentals like "Zombie Dumb" with the classic Rockabilly, fifties feel hop of "My Hat." They try to break the speed limit with the punk fury of "Let Me Teach You How To Eat," before finishing up with the alternative rock, made for radio song "Chasing Rainbows."

The Reverend Horton Heat is currently on the road, in support of the new album "REV." His tour runs until the end of June. For a complete list of dates and to find out more about the new album, please visit

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