Artist: The Burning Crows
on the heels of their critically acclaimed EP 'Never Had It So Good’
and their support slot with the Quireboys, The Burning Crows are set to
cause even more of a stir with the release of their debut album
‘Behind The Veil’.
band have taken up where the EP left off with yes, all the tracks from
the EP, which are featured on the album, so those already familiar with
'Never Had It So Good', will know what to expect. Those of you
unfamiliar with the band and their sound are in for a real treat, as
Whippz, Lance Daniels, Will Lockett and Chris Chapman, along with guest
keyboardist Keith Weir of the Quireboys, deliver some good old
fashioned, no nonsense British Hard Rock as it should be.
the opener ‘High’, you can almost taste the swagger filled rock n'
roll, with just a touch of the blues, before bringing a touch more
edginess to the mix with ‘All The Way’.
is a touch of the Quireboys about ‘You, Me, Tonight’, again punchy
blues driven hard rock with a touch of sleaze. This vibe is
carried on to great effect on the excellent ‘Time’, then the tempo
is picked up with the thumping anthemic ‘Fallin’.
great slice of bravado filled rock n' roll has to be the storming ‘So
Wrong’, before the guys show us their gentler side with their Every
Rose styled ballad in ‘Here I Am’, then it's back on the gas once
more with the rocking 'Say My Name’ and the outrageously grooved
filled splendour that is ‘The Queen’.
slow burner ‘Devil May Care’ takes all the best elements of what has
gone before on the album and amalgamates them in one great riff filled
tempo is pick up big style with ‘Slow Up, Get Down’. Those of
you that bought the EP already know that this is the band at their hard
rocking best. Then it's time for title track ‘Behind The
Veil’, again riff filled, hard rocking at its British best.
album does boast two bonus tracks, again both taken from the EP.
They are ‘Going Down’ and ‘Best Damn Thing’. Two stomping
rockers that close out what is a great debut from a band with a big
future. This in no nonsense rock n' roll and it does exactly what
it say’s on the tin.
Review by: Barry McMinn
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