From Hell To Texas review by Nashville Pussy

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  • Released: Mar 3, 2009
  • Sound: 7
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 5.8 (25 votes)
Nashville Pussy: From Hell To Texas
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Sound — 7
If there's one thing we can all rely on in life, it's that Nashville Pussy will continue to churn out lots of Southern-fried rock songs about sex, alcohol, and fighting. These key elements to the Atlantic quartet have made them the must-see live band for about the past decade, and the band's latest CD From Hell To Texas still relays plenty of attitude (just not quite as vivid). Led by husband-and-wife team Blaine Cartwright and Ruyter Suys, Nashville Pussy won't be everyone's cup of tea (particularly those with delicate sensibilities), but they still shine when it comes to laying down raw, bluesy riffs. There's definitely a shock value to Nashville Pussy that allows them to jump to the forefront of Southern metal bands. From Hell To Texas is chock-full of raunchy themes, politically incorrect lyrics, and a general sense of danger, but it's all an entertaining ride and for whatever reason never feels over the top. Vocalist Cartwright's gritty, often atonal delivery might not always be the most pleasing on the ears, but his weathered style also seems like a pretty good fit for songs titled Lazy Jesus and Dead Man Can't Get Drunk. The key player is without a doubt guitarist goddess Suys, who is the driving force of the band with her meaty riffs. The first track Speed Machine is among the standouts on the new album, and at times it actually is reminiscent of early L.A. Guns. If you've seen Nashville Pussy live or even just on YouTube, you have probably noticed that Suys' insane onstage persona seems to channel Ted Nugent. While there have always been elements of Nugent in the music, on the newest CD it's the title track that will draw the most similarities. The best song on From Hell To Texas is easily Pray For the Devil, which not only features the most infectious intro riff, it also has a fantastic change in tempo about halfway through that allows a bluesier sound to come through. While not every track feels all that original, the clever lyrics and general don't-give-a-s**t attitude will hold most listeners' attention.

Lyrics — 9
The lyrical department is where Nashville Pussy sets itself apart big-time from the rest of the pack. They've been known to sing about plenty of taboo topics, and the new album is no exception. You'll hear Lazy Jesus, which basically disses the religious figure for not keeping himself busy (You don't do nothing; except tell everybody they're wrongGo over and fix that chair; You don't do nothing). While sex is always a favorite topic, drinking and drugs get the spotlight this time around with titles like Dead Man Can't Get Drunk, I'm So High, Drunk Driving Man, and Give Me A Hit Before I Go. Needless to say, if an alcohol-fueled lifestyle offends you, then you'll be utterly aghast.

Overall Impression — 8
From Hell To Texas doesn't deliver any huge surprises musically, but there are quite a few tracks that will obviously be crowd pleasers. Suys is still a standout among female guitarists, not to mention as a killer blues player in general. That talent is not always enough to make for an original song, but there is a certain appeal that Nashville Pussy has (lying somewhere between being salaciously dirty and just plain likeable) that extends far being just writing music.

13 comments sorted by best / new / date

    SirShredfast
    Hahahh yeah best name ever couple of ugly ****ers in the band though Was just thinking about that song "Go mother****er go" today... hahah
    MetalManiac_86
    Surprisingly, Nashville Pussy actually has a few pretty good tunes. It's like a raunchy AC/DC meets Sex Pistols or something, I dunno haha. Might check this out, although I'm sure I already heard it all before.
    IRONMAIDENTLICA
    alabama thunder pussy...nashville pussy....imagine if they had a concert together?! it could be PUSSYFEST!
    metalonastrat
    IRONMAIDENTLICA wrote: alabama thunder pussy...nashville pussy....imagine if they had a concert together?! it could be PUSSYFEST!
    southern pussyfest actually
    Paraiyan
    That is an awesome name!!! I've never heard about these guys before, but from what they sing about and the style they play...i'm gonna have to check them out.
    Marek99
    I think this album is their best effort. I would disagree on the best track being Pray for the devil, and never thought of comparing Speed Machine to early L.A. Guns, LOL! Considering that these two bands are my favourite ones.
    sleeler69
    what a bunch of retarded comments. It's like a group of 12 yr olds hearing and saying the word "pussy" for the first time. By the sounds of it, most of you have never heard this band play, but think their name is really "neat-o". If you can stop giggling for a second,do yourself a favor and check them out. They are a great band. All of whom are very good musicians. Blaine Cartwright has no problem letting his wife take all the lead playing, due to the fact that she is a very good guitar player. And not with the added label "for a girl", she can hold her own with the best of them. And live she's got the energy and skills of Angus Young. With the added extra bonus, that by shows end, she is usually stripped down to her bra and panties, finishing her last solo of the nite, shredding on fewer and fewer strings as she rips the strings one at a time off of her SG as her vintage red marshall, and black marshall scream. But if you can barely get thru saying their name without peeing your pants from laughter, i dont know how you would get thru a live show. But try, for as good as they are on their cd's, they are 10 times better live. From Hell to Texas is about as "commercial" as you will ever hear Nashville Pussy get. It is a good cd, one that shows lot's of maturation compared to earlier releases. But this would not be the first cd I would recommend to a new listener of this band. "Let them eat Pussy"(go ahead, giggle) or "Get Some" would be my choice. Either way, check 'em out! You wont be disappointed.
    sleeler69
    And dont hold your breath for "pussyfest", Alabama Thunderpussy are no longer together. Although they did have a cool name, that unfortunately was the best thing about this band. They would however be a kick-ass backyard bbq band. Or make a good class of "2000" high school reunion band.