Album Review: Reverend Horton Heat - Rev

ReverendHortonHeatReverend Horton Heat • Rev • Victory Records • Producer: Jim Heath • Score: 9 out of 10

The calendar year’s just begun and already Reverend Horton Heat’s new release Rev places for one of the best party records of the year. If you’re not already hip to the Reverend, for the past 25 years he’s delivered some of the best psychobilly on the planet. And the gospel that he sings of is basically sex, drugs and rock & roll! A couple of smokin’ hot instrumentals here? Check! Tales of heartbreak filtered through sardonic wit? Check! A song musically inspired by Motorhead? Check! Musical nods to rock & roll greats like Link Wray and Bill Haley? Check! The Reverend delivers all this and more with a twisted yet good-natured conviction. Get this now.
– David Arnson