Forming in Budapest, Hungary in 2006 The Trousers didn't waste any time getting to work. They released their first full length called Planetary Process in 2008 and then quickly followed up with Soul Machine in 2010. Most recently they released their third full-length entitled Freakbeat, which is one hell of a great sounding rock record. Zoltan Kovary is the songwriter, lead vocalist and plays guitar for the band. The band is rounded out by Peter Locke (guitar), Adam llias (bass) and Zoltan Cs. Szabo (drums). You can tell from the first track on Freakbeat that The Trousers has a locked in chemistry and love playing in a room together. The production on the record is exceptional. Everything from the dynamics, to the guitar tone, to the saturation is right on the money.
They pump the room with an immediate burst of energy with the first track called “I Get Around.” The guitars sound huge and the chorus is infectious as Kovary sings, “I get around when your walls come tumbling down.” You can't help but get energized with the fast bpm and wailing guitar solos. “Sister Sludge” sounds a bit like its name. A bit influenced by sludge metal and classic rock the song is another rocker that doesn't know how to take its foot off the gas.
The title track “Freakbeat” sounds like a classic from the opening moments. It has an anthemic chant and vocal delivery that may make it the best song on the album (If not the best, it definitely should be the single).”Under The Wheel” reminded me a bit of the classic cult band Television while The Kinks cover “All Day and All of The NIght” may sound better than the original. It’s more intense at the very least. The album ends with metal blues hybrid called “Demon Gasoline.
The Trousers’ third release Freakbeat is an intense, fun ride. They never slow down and the album could turn a small gathering into a raging party.
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