Sound: Straight from the beer joints, and blunt laced bars of Texas comes this band She Devil, booming hard with riffs, thundering bass and vocals that would get you swinging as you burn one. The rawness of the sound gives it that bad-a-s swagger. Obvious in showing of the sources of their influence, this band more than happy to bring back to us the '90's riff driven, heavy-metal, with the stoner swagger sprinkled on top. This 4-track EP is one that you HAVE to pick up if you want that Saturday night toking with your pals being one bad-a-s night. // 8
Lyrics: The lyrics to the songs range from speaking to oneself from a third person's perspective on "Blues Or Bad Luck" to drinking, toking and riding in "Pale Horse". Vocalist Matt Hudnall has done an excellent job incorporating a bluesy singing style with the heavy metal riffage in the back which actually sets in pretty solid. It really helps create an even cockier sound and a swagger about the tracks, let alone the music doing it already. // 9
Overall Impression: 01. "Blues Or Bad Luck": Intro riff, awesome. Gives the right proportion of Stoner swagger, to drink or burn one to. This has a real bada-s feel to it that you could almost hear it playing for an Impala driving down an abandoned highway. There's a bridge that's a total shift in styles about three-fourths into the song followed by a wah-wah smothered solo.
02. "Black Meadow": The intro is a straight, clear and an obvious sign of AC/DC influence. You could almost say the intro sounds exactly like "Hell's Bells", a critically acclaimed song by the groundbreaking band. After the intro, it leads off into an original riff, some Ugly Kid Joe influences can be noticed throughout the song. The band, though letting the influence show out so obviously, own it as their own. You'd still find that this track's catchy and you'll definitely find yourself tapping your foot to the beat.
03. "If I Could": An Acoustic take, gives off a bluesy country vibe. This is a song solely for lyrics and the vocalist to show off his skills. The instruments just accompany him, of course this doesn't last for long, as there's a b-tchin' solo again wah-wah smothered way into the song where the instruments get back and the track goes into this a swagger-anthem.
04. "Pale Horse": The intro to this track sounds like the good ol' 90's rock-metal meets stoner-rock. The hard hitting cymbals and the enhanced bass for the stoner effect. This song is more like a party song involving lyrics about going out getting drunk and getting wild. You would do good by including it in a party mixtape, if you're friends are into this, what with the growing popularity for more mainstream music. // 9