STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6534-6469 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £9.00
Reviewed by Trevor Kirk
The father-and-son grassroots duo return with their latest CD, and as before, Chris has written the songs and performs vocal duties, with Tom looking after the engineering, arranging, production and instruments in his studio in Bristol. Their last album, ‘Grace Notes’, was by and large acoustic, but this time the mood is a throwback to their original rocky sound. That having been said, there's a fair proportion of slow material in the mix, and overall there's a good cross-section of styles. "Lord Have Mercy" is a moody, minor key opus with strong synths; the title track is a piano-driven ballad; and "Holy Is The Lord" is full of fuzzy guitars, the highlight being Tom's searing mid-song hot axe solo. The upbeat stuff doesn't suffer by comparison, and no matter what's going on in the background, Chris's vocals come over clearly.
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