This is an easy album to get in to for a rock fan - the
first offering from the UKs BlackWolf.
It follows a fairly predictable formula throughout but keeps things different
enough to stay well engaged. Very reminiscent of Audioslave in places, and then
early AC/DC in others. I think I hear a bit of Creedance in there somewhere and
the vocals are very much like Myles Kennedy.
Production could be a little better. Vocals and lead guitar are, in places,
disproportionately louder, but only every so often.
All these influences you can clearly hear from others but that doesn't mean
they've copied. As I said in my review for Chrome Division a few months back,
they've drawn on others to create memorable, distinctive songs that stay with
you. That's not the same as bands like Airbourne or Avenged Sevenfold who quite
blatantly copy. This is what using influences is supposed to be like.
There are so many things different going on during 'Moving Mountains' that keep
it entertaining, and the following ballad 'Faith In Me' is well and truly stuck
in my head. I've never heard something since doing these reviews and
subsequently picked up my guitar and learned the song - that's the power some of
these riffs have had. They're as fun for me to play as they were to listen to.
'Trouble'.....man if ever there was a song to run from the cops or drive fast
too. I didn't want that song to end.
This whole album could be a soundtrack to Sons Of Anarchy. I think these guys
are going places. Awesome.