Album brings a dose of hard-hitting rock
Punk and doom metal veterans Bobby Liebling (Pentagram), Sonny Vincent (Testors), Hugo Conim (Dawnrider), Jimmy Recca (The Stooges) and Joao Pedro Ventura (Dawnrider) collaborated to become The Limit, and earlier this month they released their album Caveman Logic. This record showcases how each band member plays dynamic music. Liebling’s commanding vocals stay smooth and authoritative on each track alongside Vincent’s and Conim’s guitar skills that are sharp and mind-blowing. Recca’s bass guitar wildly rumbles in the background with deep riffs, and Ventura’s drum playing contributes to rock sanity with rhythmic beats. The Limit shows who they are as a band on Caveman Logic, and people will be surprised with how they sound while creating top-notch tunes.
Near the beginning of the album, “These Days” is a relatable song that gives an insight into what kind of a singer Liebling is. Liebling, best known for being the vocalist of the heavy metal band Pentagram, in this song, his lyrics speak the truth on how he feels about what is going on in our world. The best part of the piece is how Liebling sings, as he sounds like he is speaking about the days he has endured, and high-strung emotions become present as he starts to question if the days are going to get any better. Liebling shines brightly on “These Days,” and people can find themselves singing along to his dominant vocals.
The booming track “Fleeting Thoughts” is another jamming tune that displays how gifted Recca is while playing the bass guitar. While listening, Recca fills up the atmosphere with fast-paced riffs, and as he plays the bass guitar, the punk and rock vibe flows deep within the vibrations of high strung notes. “Fleeting Thoughts” gives an insight into how Recca blows people away with his knowledge of being a bass guitarist.
A heartstopper off the record like “Life’s Last Night’’ is a killer composition that has Ventura playing his heart out on the drums. Throughout the entire composition, Ventura is playing a basic musical structure that has a fast-paced tempo. What is noticeably enjoyable about this tune is how each drumbeat has the taste of rock and roll that blends in well with the rest of the band. Ventura shines on “Life’s Last Night” with his dynamic drum playing.
Jamming, “When Life Gets Scorched,” gives a proper ending to the album, and it provides an aspect of what The Limit can do as a band. It is the mixture of instrumentation and vocals that keep this piece alive with a bold sound. In some ways, the instrument playing gives a reminder of how many generations of music Recca, Vincent and Conim have played in during their musical adventures. Ventura’s drumming proves how much he has grown as a musician because the drum beats sound clearer when the drumsticks smack the drum heads, and Liebling’s vocals haven’t changed because his voice is still strong and sturdy. “When Life Gets Scorched” is a promise of how The Limit will continue to shake the souls of those who are listening.
Fierce, “Kitty Gone,” is a thrilling piece, as the guitar playing from Vincent and Conim keeps the composition alive with energizing and soul-shaking riffs. These guitar riffs show how both guitarists are capable of creating high-pitched notes that blend the elements of both rock and punk seamlessly together. If listeners want to hear blazing guitar playing, “Kitty Gone” is a song that will fulfill the expectation of wanting to hear solid guitar noise.
Closing track “Enough’s Enough” is surprisingly a great tune due to the band’s lack of fear to change their musical style. At first, it did not seem that this piece would be just as exciting because the vocals from Liebling and Vincent kicked the song off, but out of nowhere, the outrageous noise of instruments quickly emerges and starts to play a mixture of rock and blues music. The blues element keeps this composition together with the strong feeling of wanting to leave the negativity behind. It isn’t just the lyrics that can move people it’s also the way the instruments play that causes people to feel a new layer of emotions while listening, and “Enough’s Enough” does that as the band creates a bluesy touch that can capture people’s attention.
Caveman Logic is just the beginning for The Limit because the band’s music shows how rock can survive in this world through wonderful instrumentation and vocals.