Sunday, December 29, 2019


(Grooveyard Records)

The mighty Danish power blues rock trio Blindstone return with their latest slab of riff intensity, 'Deliverance At The Crossroads', powered by Martin J. Andersen (guitars, vocals), Jesper Bunk (bass) and Sigurd Johnk-Jensen (drums). Ever since their 2003 debut, 'Manifesto', Blindstone have put out great albums and 'Deliverance At The Crossroads' is no exception to the rule. It goes for the throat straight out of the starting blocks and never really lets up. From the opening notes of "World Of Trouble" to the down and dirty swagger of tracks like, "Stick To Your Guns", "One Beautiful Tribe", "Another Day" to the innovative bluesy textures of the title track, and the album closer, "Dove". There's very little this trio can do wrong. Their chemistry is tight as a glove. You can tell these guys truly love what they are doing. Martin J. Andersen is just an unbelievable talent both vocally and as a guitarist. With bassist Jesper Bunk and drummer Sigurd Johnk-Jensen the trio have an unbeatable combination. If your musical taste fancy the likes of Frank Marino, Robin Trower or Eric Gales, Blindstone is guaranteed to satisfy. If this is your first time reading about this power trio, I recommend checking out the band's catalog and finally discover what some of us have known for years - that this band rocks and are in a league of their own. In today's flood of over produced music, 'Deliverance At The Crossroads' is pure blues rock perfection with the intricity that only these 3 can deliver with many layers of sonic riff intense goodness.  Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

CD REVIEW: REVOLUTION by Rock Island Orchestra

REVOLUTION by Rock Island Orchestra
(Cherry Red Records)

'Revolution' is the debut 5 song Ep from Rock Island Orchestra, comprised of the incredible lineup of, vocalist/ film composer Tommy Fields, Alcatrazz/New England alumni, keyboardist Jimmy Waldo and bassist Gary Shea. Classically trained guitarist D. Kendall Jones. What a sound! For this just being a five track album it leaves a lasting impression that begs repeated listens taking you, the listener from the surreal to the sublime. an interesting mix between melodic rock melodies, heavy riffs, and progressive rock flourishes. The music is superlative. It is obvious that the band understands the importance of creating good songs and using their stellar musicianship to serve those compositions. 'Revolution', is an album that gets more and more appreciated the more you listen to it. One play through will not do it justice. This is music that needs to be experienced.  'Revolution' by The Rock Island Orchestra is the perfect addition to your listening library. Here's hoping that an encore is soon in the works.  Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society