Tuesday, April 7, 2015


(Grooveyard Records)
Powerful debut outing, 'Electric Celebration' from Swedish blues rockers, Four Sticks is a collection of blues flavored rock, that is raw and laden with emotion. The band is fronted by the incredible, bluesy swagger rock vocals of Stefan Berggren (The Company Of Snakes/ Snakes in Paradise) on lead vocals. His vocals are perfectly suited to the genre, displaying a wide range, in a variety of styles, from all out bluesy rockers to slow bluesy ballads. His ability to infuse genuine feeling into the music, is one of the keys to its appeal. This is music that taps into the roots of blues based hard rock. Besides Stefan Berggren's vocal prowess, Four Sticks also features the outstanding skills of guitarist, Henrik Bergvist, Tomas Thorberg on bass and harmonica, Sebastian Sippola on drums & percussions. The trio take Led Zeppelin' s bluesy rock riffage, mixed it with a Gov't Mule punch and serve up vibe all their own. The songs are killer, from the opening soul mover, "Under My Thumb" (not the Stone's classic), the energizing groove of, "Hallelujah", the low down and dirty swagger of, "Intertwined", goes down smooth like a shot of whiskey. Other highlights are, the title track, "Reason To Live" and the album closing, "World Is Calling". All twelve tracks are all good. They are catchy and are played with a deep feeling and attitude. Overall, this powerful debut outing is a mid-paced bluesy hard rock release, with evident influences from Led Zeppelin, early Whitesnake and some other British blues rock bands.  In one sentence: a great album with amazing vocals and superb guitars. If you like musical appetite craves for bluesy hard-hitting, melodic, soulful, and impassioned rock music then 'Electric Celebration' by Four Sticks is a MUST HAVE! - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society/ All Access Magazine

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