STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2852-3244 LABEL: Kalubone 3667110132 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
Three-piece American alternative rock outfit Driving West delivers a pretty heavyweight debut CD co-produced by Ty Tabor. An album of extremes which takes in the crunching riffs of "Power And Hope" and the ferocious heaviosity of "Anger" and "Throwing It All Away" proving in American parlance that Driving West, ermmm, RAWK! At the same time they're also capable of great melodic, acoustic-driven poppier rock on "Color Blind" (which sounds like the sort of thing the Monkees would have recorded if they d been formed in the 21st century!) and the single release "Touch Your Soul". Just as the band continues to outwit the listener with so many musical twists and turns; the same goes for the band's lyrical output. Honest dips into the emotions make for enigmatic and soulful reflections. This is not propagandist pap or Bible thumping but neither is it bland spiritual statements. Instead, Driving West serve up a healthy diet of songs that will feed the soul searchers that rock music normally leaves stranded! And if you were inclined to think that all American Christian rock sounded the same this is the album you need to convince you otherwise.
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