Reviewer: Dan Mann
From the first notes of ‘Black Creek Blues’ you know where this album is heading, and it’s a direction I’m more than happy to follow.
This ladies & gentlemen is a solid slab of southern rock, dripping with hints of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Oak Arkansas etc.
What took me by surprise is the band hail from Sala in Sweden. I shouldn’t really be that surprised I guess as the Scandinavians seem to be taking over the music business with so many top class releases!
From the foot stomping ‘Delta DC’, for which the band have recorded an accompanying video, to the delta blues influenced ‘Homage To Mr Water’ there are all the elements of southern rock & blues you’d expect to hear but without sounding dated & clichéd.
With the exception of ‘Keyman Breakdown’, which for some reason I couldn’t get on with, maybe because the vocals sounding slightly strained to my ears, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed listening to the whole album.
Highly recommended, for all southern rock fans.