Samarkind is a band that embraces classic blues rock to perfection. Their self titled debut features a bar-band stomp rooted in the back catalogs of the Rolling Stones, Free, Allman Bros., and any number of early '70s rockers. The band is comprised of, Irish frontman David Paul Byrne (formally teenage wunderkind singer for successful hard rock band Assassin - a time that saw him tour with Def Leppard, Status Quo, WASP, Manowar and more - and featured vocalist on 80's cult movie 'Trick Or Treat' starring Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons), showcase sublime vocals which are accompanied by the talents of sensational Polish guitarist Michal Kulbaka, Ireland's Mark Dempsey on bass guitar, and South African born drummer Marius Appelgryn. So, like southern rock? Blues based rock?
If so, this a band definitely worth checking out. The band serve up a eclectic blend of blues based classic rock that threads throughout the album making it a memorable and rocking listen. Highlights include, "Black Rain", "Sun Stroke Heart", "Thru That Door", "Fire And Blood" and the album closing, "Blue Mountain". Just solid songs great for jammin, cruisin, or just about any time. There is a serious groove in each song that will appeal to any rocker. All in all, if you like blues based classic rock or just good rock music, Samarkind is worth checking out.
- Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society