No matter if you consider these guys late to first wave of thrash metal or early to the genre’s revival you can’t fault the quality. There are some great stuff here that is worth the price of admission. Let's hope you hear more from these guys in the future.
30db: One Man Show
This is not exactly heavy rock, but certainly very good rock. This “supergroup” of guys from North Mississippi All-stars, Open Road, Umphrey McGee, and Yonger Mountain String band definitely have to chops for a great release. There is a touch of country rock, blues, and even folk rock about here. But there is plenty for fans of groups like the Allman Brothers, Black Crowes, Kansas, and their ilk.
When I first heard of this release, I thought it would be just too mellow for this column. After many listens, I knew it had the balls and quality to warrant a mention. Certainly, this is more apt for fans of rock and fine musicianship than the Jeff Beck I reviewed last week. This release is rather hard to pinpoint and categorise. That is what makes it such a delight to listen to.
Songs like “Number Six” remind me of some of the material off the last Steve Morse Album. “Grave” on the other hand would not be out of place on current country darlings Zack Brown Band's hit album. There is something for everyone on here if you like clever played great American rock. Perfect for the next time the sun comes out and you have the windows down. They deserve to be the next great hit super-group.
On that mellower note, we shall end this week’s collection. As always make sure to stay safe and rocking.