S.O.S. - Borderline

Saturday 1st September 1990
S.O.S. - Borderline

STYLE: Rock
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10907-CAS1110
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Cassette Album

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Ireland produces some of the toughest rock gospel bands... Moral Support, Split Level and now S.O.S. Just get a load of the opening cut.  A lead guitar, loud enough to rattle your teeth, a drummer who really kicks and a lyric which is strongly evangelistic while never resorting to 'Calvary/ died for me cliche.  By the time the axe solo arrives and the BV's chant out to fade this listener is hooked. The vocals are a bit nasal and thin on  some tracks and the band seem to absorb influences like blotting paper Dire Straits, folk rock, and the obvious U2. But there's such a fresh, joyous thrust to the whole thing that this makes it as one of the best rock gospel custom cassettes the underfi­nanced Brit scene has produced for years.  So come gig on the Mainland guys.

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