THE LONE CROWS - Dark Clouds

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: World In Sound | Autor: ML

The second work of the quartet from Minneapolis has become a feel-good album. Above all, singer and guitarist Tim Barbeau should be lifted to the tableau, because he dominates the action with his haunting voice. The guitars of him and Julian Manzara sometimes go in the direction of "Olli Brown and Joanne Shaw Taylor meet Robin Trower and Carlos Santana". Exactly for this reason the second track "Anger" is the clear winner in the category "Song of the album". What the second one lacks is a clear reference to its very own style. "Dark Clouds" sounds like a lost LP from 1971, which is finally being re-released. Bassist Andy Battcher and drummer Joe Goff seem variable, make steam where it's needed, and even slow down the tempo to keep it exciting. The Lone Crows are definitely a band you should treat yourself to live. But in the studio, despite some great tracks - the title track is almost as great as the aforementioned "Anger" - they still have some air to the top.

Top track: Anger

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