Good ole gritty rock like The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, and The Black Keys is hard not to like in my opinion. It has a good amount of attitude, you can drink a beer to it and you aren't embarrassed to turn it up at a good party. While not quite at the level yet of the bands I’ve listed ...And the Black Feathers contains these qualities. Their latest album entitled Love on the Lam revolves around distorted guitars that play rocking riffs (occasionally bluesy), crashing drums, awesome vocal harmonies and a surplus attitude that is fun at the same time. It just seems like these guys are having a blast when they are playing and it becomes infectious as you listen to the record. They don't seem to take themselves too seriously and the album is all the better for it. Production- wise the album is good, but not great. I felt like a couple of things here and there could have sounded better but this is rather marginal compared to the quality of the songs.
To kicks things off we are presented with “Evol (Part 1).” The song starts off rather subdued with not much other than spacey sounding guitars, vocals and a huge sounding bass drum. “Evol (Part 2) is where things pick up. The song is a fun rocker that contains some great guitar and sing-along choruses that are highly infectious. The momentum continues as we roll into “Lover,” The singer sounds a bit like Billy Idol on this one and I also really enjoyed the background vocals as well. Around the two-minute mark the song starts exploding before it comes down once more only to explode again. The whole band sings on “Physikal” while the band tries to take a bit of breather on “Telephone To White” relying on vocals and guitar for a lot of the song. The album closes with “Prom King” which rocks out on a grand scale.
You should have a good idea of what this album offers. A good rock album that sheds all pretenses in favor of having a good time. Grab a beer, turn it up and rock out.
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