donderdag 30 juni 2016

Rival Sons – Hollow Bones

Rival Sons – Hollow Bones
Earache – 2016
Rock, Hard, Blues, Seventies
Rated: ****

There’s no denying the fact that when it comes to traditional rock bands, Rival Sons are definitely performing their mixture of hardrock, blues and seventies inspired songs among the very best of the best. Their new album Hollow Bones is once a testament to that fact. Still referencing to the great Zeppelin and some Humble Pie here or Aerosmith there the new record is something definitely a brainchild of the Sons themselves. Highly dynamic rock that flows superbly into modest and subdued passages before exploding on occasion into wild sceneries of howling guitars and screaming vocals. And they don’t shy away from also paying homage to the rhythm and blues of old, just listen to Black Coffee. But we reckon opener Hollow Bones Pt1, Pretty Face or Fade Out will probably be more to the liking of all the wild ones out there, the ones who need to go berserk and screech along after one of those slower parts. I guess they might have a problem with quite a few of the slower songs, just as with the closing huge ballad All I Want. Which is definitely intensely emotional and pure musical gold. And well, we don’t have a problem with that at all! Not one bit…

(Written by JK)

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