Wednesday, July 13, 2016


by Snake Head Ritual
(Grooveyard Records)

Snake Head Ritual are a Blues based rock band from Perrysburg,  Ohio who's Classic Rock meets Blues direction makes them a powerful musical force to be reckoned with. The band's sophomore more release, 'Ceremonial Thunder', is just as good, if not better, than their powerful debut. Everything about the production of this cd is excellent. Heavy riffs and vocals that stick in your head. This new album will put power in your punch...guaranteed! If you're a big fan of Blues based rock with an edge this album will light you up! For those new to the band, I would describe their vibe as a high breed mix of Mountain meets a heavier version of Cactus. The band is comprised of, Kevin Chez-vocals, Bill McCullough-lead and rhythm guitar , Matt Vogel-Rhythm guitar ,Chris Graham- bass guitar and Tim Swartz-drums.  The band have really grown and matured as songwriters from their debut album as well as got an absolutely solid production job that adds serious clout to an already impressive album. The songs all rock and have some catchy choruses that allow the band to draw in more of an audience, but the catchiness never enters into the realm of pop-rock that would alienate their longtime fans. Favorites from the album are “Mama”, “These Blues”, "Gone When I Get Home" and "Sweet Molina / She's So Reckless" but the greatest percentage of the album just plain out rocks. If you like ‘70s inspired blues-rock or hard rock in general then you should check Snake Head Ritual out. It seems tough for me to imagine any hard rock fan not liking these guys, and it is definitely possible that they will reach a whole new audience with this monster of an album. For me, the band has really upped their game and is definitely going to make people take notice with this release. Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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