The Real McKenzies' brand of Scottish-influenced punk rock is no doubt original. Coming in somewhere between the Dropkick Murphys, Scottish folk music, and dirty, 1977-styled punk, this band -- which plays in full Scottish regalia (yes, that includes the kilts) -- is no doubt quite a treat live. The sound created on Loch'd & Loaded shows off the skills of both bagpipe players and then strikes in with some punk rock discord. Rowdy, snottish vocals sing songs of Scotland, partying, and drinking. Not entirely in depth, but good for those in high spirits; nevertheless, one has to wonder how far a band can go with a style such as this.
AllMusic Review by Kurt Morris