…The Almighty Terribles prove originality is not dead

On “We’re Not the Only Ones,” Frenchtown-based The Almighty Terribles concoct a potent hybrid of funk, hard rock, punk and jam music ā€” the results of which sound like the musical equivalent of a back alley rumble between the members of Incubus and Moe.

The Terribles’ strength lies in the laser-guided precision of their instrumentation ā€” at times sounding off-the-cuff yet terse and intricately connected. Singer/guitarist Dave Cahill lays down slabs of distorted guitar crunch, complemented by a tight and bouncy rhythm section ā€” rounded out by bassist Nathan Powell and drummer Ryan Decker ā€” that keeps the momentum of the album chugging along at a brisk and even pace.

On “Don’t You Know,” Cahill offers up one of several ridiculously catchy guitar hooks that will stay with you long after the album comes to a close. Another fretboard workout comes later on in the opening riff to “How Could You.” Powell and Decker push the album along with a heavy, in-the-pocket swing on “Blood for Fuel” and “Escape.”

With “Ones,” the Terribles deliver an overall solid and well-crafted album that proves originality in music is still very much alive.

– Dustin Schoof / The Express Times(August 20, 2011)