On their third album, Baltimore hard rockers Charm City Devils take a step back toward their raucous roots on Battles. Where their previous effort found them exploring a straightforward post-grunge sound, Battles finds the band throwing a bit of gritty, down and dirty blues rock into the mix. With more of an edge to their sound, it feels like the band are righting the ship after a less than stellar sophomore outing, and fans of the band will be pleased to see Charm City Devils make a return to their rocking ways with an album absolutely brimming with swagger and cool.
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AllMusic Review by Gregory Heaney