Night Horse - Perdition Hymns

Thumping bass, chunky guitars, a Hammond organ, rolling drums and vocals that ooze power; it’s as if Deep Purple had released a tape they’d hidden away for four decades. Purple’s influence is clear on many of the tracks on Night Horse's sophomore effort, as is that of Led Zeppelin and early Fleetwood Mac. This L.A. five-piece obviously spent their teenage years in bedrooms and garages listening to the great 60’s and 70’s rock bands, probably thinking “If I was in a band, that’s what we’d be playing”. Whilst the set is all in the same genre, there is a good mix of tempos so that the songs don’t merge into one another but instead have their own distinctions: 'Black Cloud' is the pick with its slow southern rock and echoes of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Had it been released forty years ago, Perdition Hymns would now be considered a classic rock album and is more than good enough to become a modern masterpiece.

Overall

9

out of 10

Last updated: 18/04/2018 14:33:22

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