If you name yourself after an English admiral from the seventeenth century, you have certainly set yourself a lot of goals. After the debut with the sympathetically provocative title "Don't Hear It...Fear It!" the successor with the also sympathetically provocative title "Check 'em Before You Wreck 'em" comes now. But Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell also have fine song titles to offer: "2 Tone Fuckboat", "Bulletproof" or "The Thicker The Better" speak for themselves. Tough, the sounds pour from an ether called Grease Rock, an unholy Sud of Black Sabbath power, Motörhead Heavyness and Thin Lizzy melody. In brute sound monsters like "Captain Merryweather" the whole violence of the band is expressed. "Happiness Begins is heavy and martial. "Don't Hear It...Fear It!", the track number for the debut, has definitely the punk. And then there's "Late Night Mornings", which almost looks like an outtake from a Jimi Hendrix album.
Top track: Captain Merrywather