Twelve Clay Feet - Totem Bells

There is something to be said for taking the kitchen sink approach to making an album, experimenting all you like and seeing what sticks. Bands have been doing it for decades now, although very few make an unqualified success of it. And Twelve Clay Feet are not the exception that proves the rule.

That said, there are a few moments on this debut that marks them out as a band with potential. ‘Cornfed’ kicks proceedings off a heavy, downbeat intro before bursting into a Tool-like riff monster that is genuinely thrilling, while the enthralling dirty blues of 'Sour Rum' is also worthy of attention. Sadly, the majority of the album falls in to a dull routine of dreary rock by numbers with ‘Tribal Girls’ and ‘Mutant Fingers’ being the most snoozeworthy offenders. Closing with slide guitar stomper ‘Red Moon’ is a smart move as it leaves the impression that these lads do indeed have a certain something about them - and may be worthy of future inspection.

Overall

5

out of 10

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