Friday, January 23, 2015

CD REVIEW: S/T by Farmikos

S/T by Farmikos
(Independent Release)

The long-awaited return to the music scene of guitarist, Joe Holmes comes in the form of his band Farmikos. Some may remember Joe from his stints with Ozzy Osbourne and David Lee Roth. Backing Joe up are, Vocals - Robert Locke on vocals,  Robert Trujillo on bass ans Ken Schalk on drums. The band's debut is guaranteed to rock your senses from start to finish. Once you hit play and sonic blast of adrenaline that is "Scapegoat" fires out of your speakers Joe Holmes and the boys have your undivided attention. Upon hearing this band some may compare singer Robbie Locke's vocals to Chris Cornell  and you know what.. I have absolutely no problem with that. This kid has a great set of pipes. He sings like a man possessed. Which he puts on display with attitude and passion on, "Am In One",, the metallic groove of, "Kings Of Dust", to the bombastic groove of, "Exit Stencils" and the Alice In Chains meets Soundgarden vibe of "The Sound Of My Gun". The songs on this album are simply awesome, mixing in a heavy sound that just catch you straight on. There is not a spot of filler anywhere on the album, at least not to my ear.  Joe Holmes' playing sounds as dangerous as ever it's inventive and full, reminding me why he's so highly regarded.  With all of the crap that is literally forced down our throats by the record companys, radio stations, media and reality tv this past decade and beyond it is refreshing to once again have a "True" rock album to enjoy. Farmikos' debut release is a juggernaut of the some of the best heavy metal/hard rock captured on record. Farmikos is addicting- hear it once, you enjoy it-listen to it any more than that and your hooked. A must for any fan of the hard rock/heavy metal in genre period. - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/ All Access Magazine

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