Power of Metal.dk Review

Blues Pills
Devil Man - EP
Style: Vintage Hard Rock
Release date: 18 October, 2013
Playing time: 16:55

The wave of new thrilling vintage hard rock bands is rolling in to the beach. In the same genre as rock bands like Witchcraft, Free Fall, Orchid, Scorpion Child and Graveyard we can count the multi-international band Blues Pills. All these band have brought the old 70's rock sound of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Deep Purple back to the charts.

Blues Pills has something very different compared to other bands I mentioned earlier; the female voice of the wonderful Swedish singer Elin Larsson. With depth and power she totally knocks me out! She brings back the sound of Janis Joplin. The guitarist is the young (18 year old) and talented French man named Dorian Sorriaux.

Blues and dark soul music in a tasty blend with the genuine heavy rock from the 70's. The title track off this EP 'Devil Man' is a super-heavy and deep blues rock track that gives me Goosebumps! Elin sings like she was hunted by the devil himself in this tune!!

The epic track 'The River' is a laidback rock track with stunning vocal performance and very nice blues guitar riffs. In 'Time is Now' the bass is so electric and heavy that I thought it would fire up my speakers. Analogue rock on vinyl with a little bit scratchy noise between songs is what comes to mind. The guitar playing is absolutely brilliant in 'Time is Now' and in the slow track 'Dig In' Elin sweeps the floor with most of the female rock singers.

I have to give some credit to the two other musicians Cory and Zack, who have created the base for the heavy sound of the these four songs. Great work!!

What a great 16 minutes EP and I'm longing for their upcoming debut album!!

Blues Pills:
Elin Larsson - Vocals
Cory Berry - Drums
Dorian Sorriaux - Guitar
Zack Anderson - Bass

01. Devil Man
The River
Time Is Now
Dig In


Label: Nuclear Blast
Distribution: Sony Music (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 86/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 13 October, 2013
Website: www.bluespills.com