Sunday, October 19, 2014

CD REVIEW: S/T by Grinder Blues

S/T by Grinder Blues
(Megaforce Records)

Firmly blues based...but make no mistake, Grinder Blues is Blues rock of the first order. Powered by dUg Pinnick of King's X on bass and vocals, Jabo Bihlman on guitar and vocals and Scot Little Bihlman on drums. The band's self titled debut release is powerfully raw, blistering, earthy with attitude and if you love the Blues with an edge, then  Grinder Blues is just what the doctor ordered!  The trio bring a freshness, a vibrancy, and a real sense of urgency to blues rock genre.  The raw emotion that filters through the music that this trio generate is enough to channel into anyone's soul, and make them nod in appreciation. From the opening, "Don't Go Home" the trio have your undivided attention and from there your senses are bombarded with a hybrid form of blues that hits them from angles!  The album front to back is solid, no filler here. There's the down dirty swagger of ,"Wild One", the heavy blues groove of, "Burn The Bridge". The title track is just down right NASTY!  dUg Pinnick vocal's sounds more passionate, vibrant, and alive than ever. The chemistry between the brothers Bihlman is like white on rice. There have been some great new blues/rock releases that have come out this year, and I know of at least 3 or 4 others that I highly recommend as a must buy for 2014, but if you don't get your hands on this debut release from Grinder Blues, I promise you will regret it! - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine

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