Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Jazzhaus | Autor: ML
The temperature's rising. Not immeasurable, but "Temperature Rising" is definitely one of the best albums of British blues rock so far. For some it may even be on a quality level with his 2007 "Just As I Am". Powerful it goes immediately with "Best Of Me" into the full. Bryant can immediately make clear what a brilliant and virtuoso guitarist he is. The second track, "Take Me Higher", can maintain this level. But the following two songs cast a small shadow on the work of the 33-year-old guitarist and singer: "Nothing At All" doesn't go beyond a standard rock'n'roll number and the ballad "Together Through Life" is too kitschy. Fortunately, he gets his act together again with the rolling blues rocker "Razor Sharp". What also impresses on "Temperature Rising" (where for the first time Danny's father Ken doesn't work the bass anymore) is the individual strength of each song. This applies to the two opening songs as well as to the title track, where Bryant can shine as a committed singer. The following slightly Peter-Green-like and spherical "Time" is the highlight of the album.
Top track: Time