The heritage from legends like
Led Zeppelin and the 70's heavy rock sound is
carried on by a band from Austin, Texas. Nuclear
Blast Entertainment will release Scorpion Child's
self-titled, full-length debut. The albums is
produced and arranged by Chris “Frenchie” Smith (The
Answer, Jet, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of
Dead, The Toadies, Dax Riggs). The album uses analogue
recording technology to organically capture a hybrid
of nine, hook-filled chapters of heavy psych rock.
The vocalist Aryn Jonathan Black is fronting the band and
does it with a voice at Robert Plant
levels! I've never heard someone who has so
similar voice mode to Mr. Plant before and combined
with this extraordinary band, we are presented with an amazing
If you like bands like Witchcraft, Free Fall, Clutch,
Orange Goblin and Graveyard this a given purchase!
The groovy and heavy sound is very juicy and a old
hard rock head like me will enjoy every minute of
these nine tracks. It sounds like they have done
millions of albums, but this is the debut and how in
the hell will they make anything better that this??
The blend of the faster, high technical rock n roll
tracks and the slow blues heavy rock songs address
me. This is one of those discs that I want to have
in my car, Ipod, Mac, everywhere! Scorpion Child
makes me want to get an overgrown beard and mustachio, get
longer hair and start to wear my old suede jacket
with long fringes again! I'm back in the 70's!
I have to give the phantom on the drums; Shawn Paul
Alvear a special attention because the drum playing
is just amazing throughout this album.
The lyrics are awesome, the vocals are stunningly clear and
high pitched and the wonderful back-to-basic hard rock tunes are so damn refreshing
to listen to over and over again.
Aryn Jonathan Black - Vocals
Shaun Diettrick Avants - Bass
Christopher Jay Cowart - Lead Guitar
Shawn Paul Alvear - Percussion
Tom "The Mole" Frank - Rhythm Guitar