I WALK THE LINE
BLACK WAVE RISING (ROOKIE RECORDS)
This Finnish band, black-clad and tattooed, plays dark punkrock n' roll. They present their modern mixture, part Murder City Devils, part Rocket from the Crypt, part Social Distortion and The Clash, fuelled with a cool 60s organ, awesome melodies to sing-a-long and this typical nordic melancholy.
I Walk The Line emerged after members of fellow bands (Manifesto Jukebox, Wasted and Hero Dishonest) decided they wanted to widen their musical horizons.
"Black Wave Rising", the third chapter in their musical journey, sees them traveling an impressively less-worn road.
Intelligent and well-crafted songs abound, captured in old-fashioned earthy analogue, giving proceedings a less clinical feel than the norm.