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The Templars - Clockwork Orange Horror Show Review
by Greenmuse

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What's it gonna be then, eh? When I saw the description of this on the CD review list I knew I had to do it. Being a Major Accident fan I jumped at the chance to review anything in the Clockwork oi field of music. This CD didn't disappoint. It even contained a cover of a Major Accident tune, I'd have liked to seen a cover of "Brides of the Beast", or "Twisted Mind" as they are some of my favorite tracks, but "Leaders Of Tomorrow" is a damn fine tune as well. I figured that these guys must be good to still be living after covering a Major Accident tune. Paul Larkin would most likely come to your house and beat the tar out of you if you did a hack job of covering a Major Accident tune.

This CD passes the "will it strip paint at 30 ft" test with flying colors, hell I'd go on a limb and give the Templars a paint stripping ability of 150 ft. The first track alone broke my meter for this test, so I had to manually calculate its lethalness to paint. To sum up this CD's sound in two words, I'd say: old school. Despite being a reissue of some rare mid ninety's songs, this sounds like it was made in the late 70's/early 80's. It's rough, it's slightly tinny sounding and has a pretty ..well, cheap guitar tone. For some people this may be a black mark, but I think it lets you know this is a no frills slice of oi. This is a hard CD to review since I love it so much, so I'll just say: get it, you'll thank me


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The Templars - Clockwork Orange Horror Show

Label:Templecombe Records
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Track Listing:
1 Doing The Dirty
2. You'd Better Beware
3. War On The Streets
4. Leaders Of Tomorrow(Major Accident Cover)
5. Teenage Warning(Angelic Upstarts Cover)
6. Clockwork Orange Horror Show
7. Modern Day Ripper

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