Title: #EightLabel: Fastball Music
a rock world where longevity seems to be throw aside for the
ready made hit, some bands still are producing great music
and keeping true to their roots, one band that are still
kicking some serious ass after some 20 years are Swiss
as you can surmise from the title, is the bands 8th
studio album and once again show this band continue to bring
us top quality riff filled rock n' roll. Led by
frontman and founding member Roland Pierrehumbert, the album
is kick-ass rock n' roll of the highest order and definitely
shows just why this band deserve some serious international
attention from the rock community.
get underway with ‘All The While’ and instantly the riff
driven rock comes at you like a runway train. Think
AC/DC meets Krokus, the band continue on those rock n' roll
rails with the excellent ‘Call Me A Doctor’.
groove filled rocker ‘Turn Away’ takes over with a
little bluesy tone to proceedings, before the full blown
blues rocker ‘Drop Zone’, which will have your feet
tapping right from the very start.
blues driven rock continues with the excellent ‘Get Your
Ride On’, before bringing back the true blues hard rocking
with ‘No More Room In Hell’.
Swiss may be known for the Chocs and their Clocks, but
Sideburn show they can not half rock! As the blues
filled rocker ‘Driving On The Main Line’ clearly shows,
this band know how to play some mean old bad to the bone
rock n' roll.
rocking all the way to the finish with ‘Give Me A Sign’
and the Southern rocker ‘Long Road To Nowhere’, before
unleashing pure Hard Rock gold with ‘Save Your Soul’.
think after ten great rockers the band would close the album
there, but fear not, they keep the rocking going strong with
the groove monster ‘Got To Move On’, before unleashing a
great cover, as they put their own spin on the Motorhead
classic ‘No Class’.
The album closes with a bonus track ‘Wings of Liberty’, another great bluesy rocker that is a great way to close off an album, that is as mighty a slab of rock as Monte Rosa itself. The album might be entitled eight, but for me it’s definitely a ten out of ten.
Do yourself a favour and check these guys out, well worth a listen if you're not familiar with them already.
Review by: Barry McMinn
All The Whole
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