Bobaflex – Charlatan’s Web Album Review: Since we have been around for less then a year, we sometimes need to go back to review some exceptional releases – those that you might have missed and your life would be miserable without giving them a listen.
Right off the bat with the intro track “Charlatan’s Web Intro (Love Letter from a Booking Agent)” you realize this is not your ordinary hard rock/metal album. No spoilers here, but same as in the “Last Song” from the “Hell In My Heart” album, Bobaflex is not shy of expressing their dissatisfaction with parts of the music business (to put it mildly). Interesting vocal harmonies and the trading of lead vocals between brothers Shaun and Marty McCoy are prominent and a huge factor in the distinctive sound of the band. Round that out with great drumming, lyrics that range from dark to hilarious and arrangements that keep songs interesting at all time and you get – Charlatan’s Web!
It is one of those albums for which it is difficult to pick highlights simply because there are too many good songs to chose from. For those who want to sample only a few songs at first, we recommend listening to “Never Coming Back”, “I’m Glad You’re Dead” and “Losing My Mind” (and check out the “Bad Man” video below).
1. Charlatan’s Web Intro (Love Letter from a Booking Agent)
2. Never Coming Back
3. Wading Through the Dark
4. Bad Man
5. I’m Glad You’re Dead
6. Pretty Little Things
7. Losing My Mind
8. School for Young Ladies
9. Strangle You
Here is a little taste of Charlatan’s Web – “Bad Man”:
Several Bobaflex videos are available for download at their official store – and they are crazy inexpensive!