Sound — 10
The Hell Caminos are a Honolulu, Hawaii, rockabilly band beginning to gain some national exposure. Their debut CD "Through the Day, Through the Night" shows their extreme versatility. Easily moving from rockabilly into punk into swing, these three cats show you what it's like living on on sleep-deprivation, caffeine, and women. Consisting of Michael Camino (upright bass), Nick Danger (guitar), and Handsome Jack (skins), they bring you into their world, full of voodoo roads, slinky women, and cheap honkytonks. All 3 members sing lead vocals, and Handsome Jack plays his drum kit standing up during their live shows.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are astounding. Imagery, visualization, all abound with the words these 3 guys use to convey their message. All 3 members sing, and each has a distinct vocal skill and style, which naturally fits the songs they choose. Their finale song "Hell Caminos" adequately sum up what the scene is like in Honolulu.
Overall Impression — 10
I think the album is a little over-produced for my taste, but you still get the vibe of what their live shows are like, even though this isn't a live CD. One of the most fun bands out there, and be sure to catch them when they begin their tour of the mainland.