CALIFORNIA BREED - California Breed

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic Rock | Heft: eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014, Jahrgang 2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Frontiers | Autor: ML

The motive behind the opener "The Way" seems to cry out anger. Anger at the involuntary end of Black Country Communion. The band in which the Californian found middle Englishmen Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham enjoyed three albums and which for business reasons could not continue without Joe Bonamassa. The debut of California Breed is not just a fourth BCC album under a different name. One reason for this is the fact that the band does without a keyboard player. But the main difference is Andrew Watt. The New York guitarist acts much dirtier and rougher than Bonamassa. This is especially true for pieces like the soulful "All Falls Down". The album seems like a statement carved in stone for over 50 minutes. The only small shortcoming with the turbo trio: its temporary overmotivation. Often people try to get the last bit out of every song. With more calmness there would have been more such outstanding moments as the final track "Breathe", reminiscent of Led Zeppelin.

Top track: Breathe

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