Is this The White Stripes? Well it sure as hell sounds it to me! Yep, welcome ladies and gentlemen to the world of garage rock. This long standing scene has had a bit of a resurgence of late what with bands like the above mentioned White Stripes, Hives and the god awful Strokes blowing up everywhere. Musically, this is mainly garage rock mixed in with elements of punk n roll, as well as touches of Stoner rock (Queens of the stone age style) and some 60s psychedelia. There also appears to be a slight Electric Frankenstein influence as well. The lyrics are your average Rock n roll fare such as youve got the tongue of a snake...and you hang with the liars, and display a definite Stooges influence. To their credit Burning Brides are at times darker both lyrically and musically than their above mentioned musical peers. At least unlike their contemporaries they try to vary things up a bit. Whilst there is undoubtedly a Stripes/Hives/Strokes influence in there, a good half of the album displays a Sonic Youth/Bluetip Post Hardcore quality which is quite unnerving at times. It is a shame they didnt take this further and the darker moments on this album help it from being completely awful and unlistenable and is to some extent its one saving grace. However on the whole this is nothing that you havent heard recently and in that respect isnt very original or new. Fans of the genre wont be disappointed.