Cold Cranking Amps make a distinctive brand of groove-based noise that falls somewhere in the netherworld between grunge and boogie. Between death metal and lounge jazz. Prog-rock and punk. Polka and merengue. Whatever. Thundering yet melodic, unpredictable yet accessible, confoundingly intricate yet viscerally compelling, it's chops rock played with a decidedly punk attitude. Reviews: 'True left field guitar indie rock... that bypasses typical song structure and approach... [Cold Cranking Amps take] a highly skilled punk rock approach to progressive rock, which is a darned difficult trick to turn... Fans of likeminded left field guitar rock bands like fIREHOSE, Clockhammer and Agitpop should check this one out as it's truly worthy of the company.' --John Chedsey, Satan Stole My Teddybear 'kick-ass...reminded me of fIREhOSE on coke giving Jane's Addiction the beat down.' --Lick Magazine 'Splitting their allegiance between mainstream Prog-Metal a la Tool and the less obvious references of self-policing Indie acts like Karate and Jawbox, Cold Cranking Amps are at once catchy, percussive, and technical.' --Kelly Bauman, listen.com Musical influences: Soundgarden, Jawbox, Rollins Band, Babe the Blue Ox, King Crimson, Yes, Rush, Kings X, Van Halen, Alice in Chains Similar Artists: Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Rollins Band, Babe the Blue Ox, Tool.
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