This soundtrack works well as an introduction to the most dangerous roster in the Motor City, Small Stone Records. The album opens with a strong blast of heavy sounds from Morsel and Slot. Morsel especially boasts sounds that belong under the hood of a GTO, and both bands feature female vocals. The harrowing of rock & roll continues with a demonic catharsis from Wig. Walk on Water contributes a version of Iggy Pop's "Loose," fueled by the disparate energies of keyboards and seriously distorted guitar. Speedball makes an excellent showing with a stop-and-start hard-rock guitar that riffs over consistent drums and vocals. Sound from a garage big enough for a street rod and band comes courtesy of Rocket 455. A stylistic break surfaces with the strong-worded, Grand Funk drinking song from Wytchyker. This sets the tone for Five Horse Johnson's John Lee Hooker and Jim Morrison-inflected version of "Motor City Is Burning." Also present are Mog, Ebeling Hughes, Perplexa, Gravitar, and more.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte