High fidelity isn't the disc's raison d'être: The liner notes boast that the guitar sounds were captured using "a microphone found in the trash." Nevertheless, the outfit's energy radiates through the murk on the power-chord showcase "Razorwire Blues" and the appropriately monikered "Thunderclap Stomp," both of which constitute promising raw material. "Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie" and "Phantom Ride" are similarly rough, but this primitivism gives their Old West themes an appropriately eerie vibe.
The real storm is coming. But Blizzard will do for now.