|Nitroville - 'Can't Stop What's Comin' (Self Released)|
|Written by Ross Welford|
|Friday, 15 July 2011 05:00|
American blues and hard rock is the basic premise of Nitroville, a female fronted, London-based band that showcase their talents on this 11 track debut album, 'Can't Stop What's Comin'.
Only forming in early 2010, this collection is blues rock that, although having never really been out of fashion, has made somewhat of a comeback with the likes of Joe Bonamassa's, and now Vintage Trouble's, success.
Opener 'Cheating The Hangman' nods at Tina Turner (the rock stuff, not the 'Private Dancer' tosh) and is a promising start before the album really gets the foot tapping hard rock blues treatment. 'Let It Roll' is the usual woe is me, let me tell you a story song that the blues essentially is. 'Twist In The Chain' is a good number with great sounding guitar work, whilst 'Tell It Like It Is' lessens the blues and ups the ROCK and sounds better for it. Michael Boeck's guitars slide all over this CD and he's the glue that keeps this four piece blues machine together on each track, possibly even overshadowing the rest of the band in the process, whether he means to or not.
I can't sit here and slate any of the players off, all four members are accomplished artists that have blended to make this sound of blues hard rock............. it's just not that exciting.
Each song seems to blend into the next without much notice. Maybe it's what the blues is all about and I'm missing the point? I'm sure they cut it live and in a smoky late night bar, they probably sound like the mutt's nuts but sat inside listening to this just doesn't cut it for me.
If you like this style, you will probably find something in here to add to your collections and I'm sure the odd song will be added to a few rock radio station's playlists in the coming months.....I'll just be putting the kettle on at that point.
And am I the only one wary of a CD inlay who's only words are not "thanks Mom" or "made on whiskey and blow" but simply what amps, guitars and mics they use? If you love a Gibson Les Paul Standard 57 or a Greco Les Paul 59 Standard, then what are you waiting for???? Go check those bad boys out at .........