STYLE: Blues RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 105987-12328 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Matt McChlery
Raging Grace are a band that have been performing and writing songs on the New England blues circuit for a number of years with the trio playing their guitar-driven songs in coffee houses, outdoor festivals, in prisons and at biker events. 'Spitfire' is their sixth album and the nine tracks it contains ring with the honesty and emotional intensity that makes blues rock such a timeless sound. The raw, crunchy electric guitars capture your attention from the start while there are finely executed solos in between lyrics which deliver the spiritual message with original and stimulating lyrical imagery. The album is continuously musically interesting and contains some more typical old-school blues tracks such as "Velvet Plate" as well as more classic rock numbers like the upbeat and catchy "Rooted". Raging Grace are not afraid to make their listeners think and dealing with themes including death, marriage and giving money in church 'Spitfire' demonstrates a grassroots ministry band at the top of their game.
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