THIRD BULLET is a Rock band from Birmingham. These Brits play a sort of rough and dirty Rock that draws influences from very successful mainstream acts as NICKELBACK and TAKIDA. The singing is the instrument that is there to provide most of the variation, except for the occasional solo, and in the vocal department THIRD BULLET really sound like NICKELBACK. It’s that sort of Rock singing that tries to convey that impression that the vocalist has been drinking whiskey all night.
This is accompanied by a simple, yet competent instrumentation with the traditional, guitars, bass and drums that do their work. This is not a varied album. Most of the songs are very similar, with a fairly low guitar tone, those half-shouted vocals and generic Rock drumming and bass-work. The title track, “Revelations”, stands out a bit and is, in my opinion, the best song on this CD.
There may be a few Heavy Metal influences, even though they aren’t audible very often. Otherwise, this is basically simple Rock in the same vein as the aforementioned bands. No-one can dislike this album, as all the songs, except the opener, which I didn’t like, are nice pieces of music. The downside is that few people will worship this album either, as the concept moves in that “cannot-fail-zone” from where no masterpieces have come.
If you have a free hour and can get this album cheap, it could be an idea to give it a spin, as it is a nice, easy listen. It also works well as background music (it could easily have been in a movie, probably a modern drama about teenagers with problems). If that does not appeal to you, there is nothing for you to find here.
(Online October 23, 2009)