Denmark has certainly delivered some amazing bands in the world of rock music. Pretty Maids, D.A.D. and Volbeat to name a few. The latest Danish band that have their sights making an impression is Black Oak County, formerly known as Great White Buffalo. Formed on 2012, the band's self titled debut is loaded with ten powerhouse tracks that pack some serious attitude and power. Comprised of, Niels Beier, vocals and guitars, Jack Svendsen, guitar, René Hjelm, bass and Mike Svendsen, drums. They're hard and heavy, and they come by their love of music in a genuine way. While there are echoes of the past in their music their fluid musicality recalls Black Stone Cherry it merely acts as a foundation for their music. Black Oak Count y is a full-throttle hard rock band, with guitars that rage and a shuddering rhythmic attack. Album opener, "Someone Else" kicks things off with a bang, reminding you at once of everything you love about rock music. "Enough On My Plate" and "The Boogeyman" continue in the same vein, with that perfect combination of doomy Corrosion Of Conformity riffs. "Mad Dog", is a just a killer track, hell raising beer drinking anthem that begs to be cranked at maximum volume! The rest of the album is just pure power induced rock music that holds nothing back and pulls no punches. The bottom line here is, Black Oak County's debut is a hard rock album from a band that deserves more attention. It's the kind of real rock album that you can totally sink your teeth into, and it's authentic in a way most bands only wish they could accomplish. A tight band and I'm sure you will be hearing more about them in the future.
- Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society