Tuesday, June 9, 2015

CD REVIEW: BURN THE EARTH by The Michael Cosyn Group (featuring Paul Shortino)

BURN THE EARTH by The Michael Cosyn Group (featuring Paul Shortino) 
(Independent Release)

'Burn The Earth' the remarkable debut album by Bay area Blues rock band, The Michael Cosyn Group (featuring Paul Shortino) is a damn fine listen through and through. Inspired by the 70's and 80's greats, such as Jimi Hendrix, Thin Lizzy, and Robin Trower.  The band is comprised of Michael Cosyn on guitar (vocals on "Blind Man"), Cris Snyder on bass, Mike Vanderhule (Y&T, SEVER REASONS). Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, QUIET RIOT) guests and provides an excellent soulful touch in the style of James Dewar of Robin Trower and Paul Rodgers, but bring his own vocal prowess to the table. This album is simply a kick-you-know-what blues rock gem that sounds amazing. It's fresh, exciting, and exhilarating. It's a shot of adrenaline to the heart of the blues rock genre. Nine original, high-voltage songs sizzle with daredevil virtuosity and rock with unrestrained energy.  Opening with the scorching "Burn The Earth" and not letting up with, "Rivers Run Dry", the powerful, "Angel's Wings" and "Blindman". There is not a bad song on this entire album.  Top shelf blues-rock album with a variety of grooves, all with a down-and-dirty feel. Michael Cosyn is a powerhouse player and emotive performer whose work respects blues tradition but could not be more contemporary. The sheer verve and passion that Michael Cosyn unleashes with his six string will leave you with your mouth wide open and your ears ringing for days! If you are looking for something to shake the dust off your speakers, look no further. 'Burn The Earth' delivers the goods in spades. Michael Cosyn is the real deal and worth every minute of your time. This guy is a major player. - Highly Recommended
Tony @The Dedicated Rocker Society

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