|Get in your truck and follow The Might Could down South...|
|Albeit the recordís cover is of course a rip-off of Vincebus Eruptum, by
the legendary Hard Blues Proto-Stoner band Blue Cheer, it shouldnít be
seen as an anticipation of what is to be found in this disc. |
Instead of a psychedelic Blues and typical late 60s lysergic sound revival, The Might Could serve us with a powerful booze-filled Southern sludgy Stoner. And for good reasons: Erik Larson, the main singer and composer, is also one of Alabama Thunderpussy's founding members, so it's easy to understand why their Blues reminds us so much of a Lynyrd Skynyrd's BBQ party, with its good share of pork-ribs-flavored riffs. And if those are not always well inspired, they are really pragmatic and bring you down back to your not-yet-empty bottle of bourbon and sometimes even to a feeling of solitude, like being lost amongst your drunk friends.
Again, the music of The Might Could seems to aim at furious gigs, on tour with the guys from Down or Corrosion Of Conformity, as the riffs and structures are often simple and direct - sure, they donít always sound fresh and new, but yet they are totally efficient and energetic enough to drive crowds crazy, or to make you shake your brainless head driving your truck fast through the dust of the Confederate States, with their stars and bars stuck on the rear windshield.
Erik Larson does a great job with the vocals, powerful and convincing, reminding me sometimes of Phil Anselmo - which is quite a funny thing considering the personal declaration given in the title of the fourth song: 'I don't even like Pantera no more' (which is certainly to be taken with a pinch of salt).
TJ Childers throws some great solos, nicely supported by solid bass lines and a heavy and intelligent rhythmic section. Let's notice the track 'When the spirits take control', a mellower ballad that would have easily been a cover of the above-mentioned Lynyrd Skynyrd. This album is a real good warm-up for another blistering and ethylic heavy summer to come.
1. Stone Colossus
2. Wretched Wraith
3. The Night They Shoot Ol' Dixie Down
4. I Don't Even Like Pantera Anymore
5. When The Spirits Take Control
6. Mad Dog Blues
7. Let 'Em Up Easy
8. Coming Clean
9. The Widower
10. The Fall
Duration : Approx. 58 minutes
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