Country Crooner Ryan Adams Goes Metal?
Adams, the husband of pop star Mandy Moore -- a marriage of which was seen as an affront to his indie cred -- wasn't kidding when he said to let him know if you like. There's a nifty 'yes or no' poll, since he's apparently keeping count of who digs it and who doesn't.
After two or three listens to the clang 'n' clatter guitars and Adams' gravelly growl, we'd vote 'maybe' or 'almost yes,' if they were voting choices, about the songs metal quotient; it's more noisy hard rock, like Helmet or Jesus Lizard, really.
But it's heavy and it's decent. This isn't the first time Adams has played with the genre, so who the hell knows if he is really going metal or legitimizing his silly attempts at metal. Whatever the case, we'll be watching. Horns up, Ryan. Go get yourself a denim jacket with a 'Haunting the Chapel' patch sewn on the back.