donderdag 27 juni 2013

Mockingbird – Live Cuts


Mockingbird – Live Cuts
BirdRock Records – 2013
Rock, Hard, Classic
Rated: ***

There’s this old school metal and classic rock festival in the east of Belgium not far from Gent at a little town called Aalter known as Wizzfest. Organized by Belgian rockformation Wizz Wizzard it sells out almost every edition without ever advertising it. Strictly a word of mouth kind of thing. The second act on the edition earlier in March of this year was the Irish classic hardrock trio Mockingbird. The guys decided to record the performance and release that before putting out a full-sized debut album. Their honest blues inspired rock winks at metal but usually stays the course plotted out by bands like Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, Free and their blues sometimes reminds of countryman Rory Gallagher. Upright and honorable guitar music that leans heavy on those timeless riffs and true workmanship spirit. On stage they seem to be a force to be reckoned with and their no-nonsense approach during the gig; makes for a damn fine live album. With a few good Belgian beers on hand; it almost makes up for not having been there…

(Written by JK)


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