Albuquerque’s own Spiritu is continuing on its path to glory with the release of this duel artist album with Village of Dead Roads. Each band has four tracks on Human Failures
, with a retro hard-rock sound that'll remind you of the Queens of the Stone Age. Sorry, it will. Still, both Spiritu and Village of Dead Roads offer up some diverse rock that keeps them from being filed under the “wannabe” category. Deep guitar riffs, high-hat symbol clashes and agonized vocals are aplenty in this album. Village of Dead Roads’ tracks are more ambient, listen-in-your-garage-and-break-stuff than Spiritu’s melodic, harmonized sound, but Spiritu really out- rocks Village on this album. Heck ya, Burque-boys!