Following 2 solid EPs, British punk-rockers Sharks deliver on their promise with debut LP 'No Gods'. Brian McTernan's slicker production sees the quartet lean more towards Gaslight Anthem than Social Distortion, but a Clash-like working-class ethos satisfyingly grounds tunes. The infectious nature of the intricately melodic guitar-work is sublime, while the song-writing is well-crafted beyond the bands years. 'No Gods' does get a little samey as it goes on, but is otherwise a consistent, cohesive & sincere album that capitalizes on Sharks' trans-Atlantic & trans-generational appeal. Recommended Tracks: Patient Spider, 'Til the Wonders Rise, Matthew's Baby & Luck.
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