It's been said that rock and roll came from the blues on the right hand and country on the left; Scott H. Biram is the middle finger on both. A CD full of exhilirating, menacing, primal, tormented, raw charm. BEWARE!!! Biram's blend of punk, delta blues, and hillbilly throws down the boogie gauntlet and sends a feral bolt of brimstone south of your studded leather belt.
Yeah, sure, we could toss in lots of pointy headed music geek orgy scenarios at you; Black Flag does it with Hasil Adkins, Mississippi Fred McDowell gets down with AC/DC, John Lee Hooker lip locks with Motorhead's Lemmy--it all just scratches the surface. This is gospel for the 13th circle, and he's singing it like his feet are already halfway in the fires.
"He's barbaric, determined and vulnerable. His music is too... a cachophony of hillbilly, punk and hardcore metal, it's hard to know what might come out of that smashed-up head of his." Eve Doster, Detroit Metro Times
"Biram continues at the crossroads of blues, punk, hillbilly, and through his twisted vision, it all makes sense... a delirious mix of ZZ Top, Motorhead, and Mississippi John Hurt that's so full of life it's difficult to imagine it all coming from just one man." Jim Caligiuri, Austin Chronicle
"Biram plays with startling intensity: hunched in a chair, his face half-covered by the bill of his trucker cap, his head bobs wildly when he sings, and his eyes roll back in his head... [you] can't tell if he is barking commands to Saint Peter or his rival down below." Dante Dominick, Chicago Reader
"Biram's arsenal is a one-man-riot that sounds like Captain Beefheart getting in a wrestling match with Hasil Adkins, with Black Flag in the referee's box." James Marinelli, Dominion Post (Morgantown, WV)
“Barbarous exorcism of Depression-era blues.” Brian T. Atkinson, No Depression
“Call him the Terminator of hellbilly country-punk or the Six Million Dollar Man of Appalachian blues-metal--just don't call him boring. Biram has always taken his brand of rock `n' roll to another level, singing, growling, groaning and hollering over the thick, muddy riffs from his 1959 Gibson guitar.” Steve Wildsmith, Daily Times (Maryville, TN)
"Coming off like a possessed male PJ Harvey, he builds manic, improvisational theatrics into his mean-man blues. The blend of stomping country blues, rock, punk and gospel lets Biram build from calm talking blues to screaming psychobilly, and both suit him." Brianna Riplinger, Ruminator
"From start to finish, Biram's new album is a runaway freight car busting at the rivets with greasy, meat-grinder-raw country-blues-punk stompers and lonesome ballads." Paste Magazine
“He's obviously clinically insane.” Bryan Hollerbach, PLAYBACKSTL (St Louis, MO)