Saturday, September 26, 2015


ACROSS THE DIVIDE by Federal Charm

U.K. blues based rockers Federal Charm return with sophomore release, 'Across The Divide'.  Where the band's debut release was a loud and raucous testosterone filled rocker, with their sophomore effort, Federal Charm infused far more soul into their songs. The band is comprised of, NICK BOWDEN, Vocals/Guitar/Harmonica, PAUL BOWE /Guitar, LD MORAWSKI /Bass and DANNY RIGG on Drums. 'Across The Divide' starts of rockin' with "Master Plan, "Guess What" and the guitar driven soulful swagger of, "No More". A set of blues based soulful rockers that are guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Then things slow down a bit with "These Four Walls", but no less rocking with numbers like "Hercules", "Give Me Something" and "Silhouette". The record climaxes with a true epic, the cascading "Walk Away (Time & Time Again)". It's a dark yet beautiful anthem. All the elements that make this band amazing come together on the intense chorus. When bands come out with their sophmore effort, they often falls flat (to put it mildly), but Federal Charm are in fine form on this one, proving that the Classic Rock influenced bands can in fact forge their own way. If you like heavy, funky, rockin' grooves and soulful singing you'll really dig it. In my opinion this is the sound of a band finding their true sound.  Federal Charm are one of the few things still right in rock music in this day and age, and it's never  more evident than on this album. Very highly recommended. - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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