Road Warriors, the fourth full-length release from the Motor City rockers, Against The Grain, is a slab of raucous, raw and dirty rock and roll. There are no bells and whistles here to speak of; this is just straightforward guitar-oriented rock and roll with hints of doom, sludge, and a bit of hardcore punk thrown in for good measure.

Is this groundbreaking? Nah, but it is exactly what you would expect from a bunch of rock and rollers from Detroit, Michigan; it has a certain DIY-blue collar feel and, at times, is quite fun. Some stand out tracks for me are the punk-influenced “Guillotine,” the doomy “Nighttime” and the disc closer, “Nothing Left To Lose.”

I think the melding of genres definitely helps to keep things interesting and, at the end of the day, I feel that Road Warriors, despite it’s lack of originality, is a decent listen.

Track Listing:

01. Here To Stay
02. Till We Die
03. Pendulum
04. What Happened
05. Afraid Of Nothing
06. Sirens
07. Eyes
08. Guillotine
09. Run For Your Life
10. Comin’ In Hot
11. Night Time
12. Nothing Left To Lose

Run Time: 38:37
Release Date: July 31, 2015

Check out the song “Here To Stay” here.