Mention the name Morricone to a music follower and you would normally be greeted with information on one of the most successful film composers of the last Century. It is less likely, however, that Paul and Steve Morricone of The Scaramanga Six will immediately spring to mind and it's certainly only the name they have in common. This band are huge-sounding in every way from the rich bluesy vocals to the aggressive guitar work and immense rhythm section. All these elements are evident in the stirring epic opener 'Soul Destroyer'. A swirling psychedelic organ adds a wonderful hook to the fantastic 'Poison Pen' and it's followed close behind in the intensity stakes by 'We Rode The Storm'. They even hold back two of their best songs until last: the barnstorming, passionate 'The Coward' and an unusually doleful single 'Horrible Face' which features the wonderful anti-romance refrain "You ugly, ugly cow". The Scaramanga Six don't sound like too many other bands at the moment but they share a vitriol and song-based punk ethic that recalls the early work of The Stranglers.