Sabbath worshiping music for 70's Retro-Lovers!
Although the name of the band and the album, and sometimes the vocals may remind you the almighty forefather of all things heavy, aka Black Sabbath, and although the cover may remind you of the very first Iron Maiden artwork (on “Running Free” single), this is an enjoyable effort backed with more elements for the Retro Hard Rock lovers to enjoy.
How is the sound ?
Rare Breed take the formula of Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats and deliver a neat record that clocks in at just over the 30-minute mark. As I said earlier the voice of Oscar De la Torre is reminiscent of Ozzy’s vocals especially back in the (last 3 Black Sabbath LPs) days when he used to reach high notes. The melodies have this doom melancholy of the first Iron Maiden album and late 70s hard rock furious guitar tone. So guitars have the main role in the first track and get a bit faster on the next tracks. There is also a strong presence of something in the vein of Def Leppard or by stretching it a bit, a proto-glam sense. “Mountain Of Dreams” is a shout out to 70s Alice Cooper works. Things get heavier and doomier in the last two tracks with the help of the tight rhythm section (Joey Castle’s bass and Hernan Rojas’s drums). While the De la Torre’s guitar don’t strike the stand alone monolithic Iommic riffs, still has the 70s hard rock crunchy melodies for headbanging accompanied with or by stellar solos.
The lads from Los Angeles sure made for our community to enjoy!
Why is this album worth listening ?
- A nice effort from the trio evoking the Gods of 70s!
- Sweet guitar tunes!
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
In a pub, most preferably drinking beers!
For Fans Of
Black Sabbath, Freedom Hawk, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats
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