The five song Ep, ''Elxir' is a powerful introduction to the UK based rock trio Ritual King. It has a great vintage vibe that fits the tunes and the playing perfectly. An rock band, built like they used to make them. Recalling bands like Cream, Grand Funk Railroad, Mountain. Jordan Leppitt on vocals and guitars, Dan Goodwin on bass and Rodge Hodges on drums. The trio bring that authentic seventies bluesy hard rock sound to this album that sounds oh so good to the brain. There are only five songs here, so it's not quite as satisfying as a full-length album but the flip side is that these five songs are all really good, so you're not getting any filler. As is evident on tracks like, "Devil's Chokehold ", "Detachment" and the lead off single, "Unorthodox Satisfaction". Obviously the whole retro music scene is getting pretty crowded these days, and not all of these new bands are worth any attention. Ritual King, though, is worth your undivided attention.
- Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society