HOGJAW - Sons Of The Western Skies

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Heavy Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Just For Kicks | Autor: ML

After "Devil In The Details" (2008) and "Ironwood" (2010) Hogjaw are now doing "no prisoners" for the third time in best Southern Hardrock style. In most of the ten tracks, the volume control is turned up to the stop. The fifth piece "Everybody's Goin Fishing" is all the more differentiated. Jazzy, funky and with a dash of nonchalance á la Allman Brothers Band, Hogjaw surprise us and make it clear that they master the genre in full range and beyond and are definitely open for new nuances. Not much later, however, they let the traditionalists cheer with the blues and boogie track "Mainstream Trucker" as expected. The highlight follows directly after the stomping "Midnight Run To Cleater", which reminds a bit of the Nazareth adaptation of Joni Mitchell's "This Flight Tonight". Only the seven-minute "Free Bird"-like "The Sum Of All Things" has a few unnecessary lengths that Jonboat Jones' pithy voice and Kreg Self's longing guitar can't completely hide.

Top track: Midnight Run To Cleater

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