Power of Metal.dk Review

Pat Travers Band
Can Do
Style: Rock
Release date: 5 July, 2013
Playing time: 57:14

Patrick 'Pat' Henry Travers has been around the rock circus since the mid-70's and has over thirty albums under his belt. Pat Travers Band had their ups and downs through the years and Frontiers Records will release their new album 'Can Do' in July. The Canadian rock veteran hasn't changed much from his earlier productions to this one, so you know what you get.

The blues rock he is playing will never be anything that will be heard on the big radio stations in Europe anyway. 'Can Do' is the title and the first song on the album and the best track in my opinion. I'm not one of the biggest blues fans on the earth, so maybe I'm out on thin ice now. The guitar sequences are always great stuff to inhale and that's what I like about this album. Pat isn't a world class vocalist, but one hell of a string artist. He hasn't the quickest hands, but deliver a bunch of magnificent riffs.

'Long Time Gone' is a song that I returns to with a tougher tempo and it sounds more like a hard rock track. The slow 'Wanted (That was then..)' is also a track with some extra spice. A surprising cover of Eurythmics 'Here Comes the Rain' is refreshing. 'Dust & Bones' is one helluva rock track and I've put it in my special 'party tracks' folder.

Well, my overall impression of 'Can Do' is both salt n' pepper. If you are a bigger blues rock lover that myself I belive you will find this album very attractive.

I will remember the nice hooks and riffs and the big chorus I sing-a-long to in 'DUST & BONES'!!!!

01. Can Do
Stand Up
Diamond Girl
I'm With You
Long Time Gone
Wanted (That Was Then, This Is Now)
Armed & Dangerous
Here Comes the Rain
Keep Calm & Carry On
Dust & Bones
Waitin' on the End of Time
12. Red Neck Boogie
Label: Frontiers Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 67/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 28 June, 2013
Website: www.pattravers.com