Kamchatka Paves the Roads of Rock N' Roll with Pure Gold
Hello Fuzzers! Jammin’ James here. Sometimes you listen to a few tracks from a band and think to yourself, “That’s awesome, I should look into these guys more.” If you’re like me, you smoke a ton of weed which causes you to forget all about the band. This is the mistake I made with Kamchatka. This is a mistake I am super stoked to have fixed. Their new album, “Long Road Made of Gold“, has inspired me to go back and listen to their entire catalogue.
How is the sound ?
“Long Road Made of Gold” fuses a few different styles. It’s got that laid back rock n’ roll that’s perfect for just chilling out and relaxing to. At the same time this album has its points where it melts your face with solid rock n’ roll goodness. The first track, “Take Me Back Home“, even has a bit of a country influence mixed right in with the rock n’ roll.
At certain points of this album, see the track “Rain“, a roller coaster of emotions can be brought out within you. This album isn’t just something you want to sing along with, and believe me you do, but it also gets you right into the feeling that the band was in when they were putting the song together. They have a way of connecting with the listener emotionally that very few bands can pull off properly.
It also has that nice heavy riff quality that all of us fuzzers love. For proof of this, check the track “Slowly Drifting Away“.
You combine all of these things together, and you get an album that I can see myself listening to regularly for a very long time.
Why is this album worth listening ?
- It goes between rocking your face off, and tugging at your heartstrings. It’s like what hair metal bands tried to do, except it sounds good.
- If you’re a fan of anything Brant Bjork did with his solo career, this an album for you.
- It’s a solid listen all the way through, there wasn’t a single track I felt like skipping.
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
This is a driving album. One of those albums you put on when you’re taking a road trip up to a concert or festival. It just has that steady driving pace that is perfect for when you’re behind the wheel. I know a thing or two about good driving albums, I used to deliver pizza for a living.
Something particular to note ?
Maybe my time as a commercial radio DJ for a country music station (yeah, I know) is getting to me, but I really like the country influence right off the bat in this album. It’s so well mixed in with the rock aspect that it reminds you that a little bit of country influence to an album can be a good thing, as long as it’s done properly.
Slowly Drifting Away
For Fans Of
Brant Bjork, Graveyard, Greenleaf
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