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On disc: Corruption

Bourbon River Bank - Claudia Ehrhardt - 8 stars

Bourbon River Bank

Bourbon River Bank
(Mystic Production - 2010)

The Polish outfit Corruption was founded in April 1991. Through the years they played countless shows and shared the stage with bands like Vader, Samael, Grave, Soulfy, Therion, Nevermore and Deep Purple. They played some of the biggest festivals and now with Bourbon River Bank they have their 6th full-length album released.
The album kicks off slowly with acoustic guitar and a country rocker called Beelzeboss. But they really show their face with Hell Yeah!, an up-tempo track based on heavy riffs. With their stoner rock songs they are interesting for fans of Monster Magnet, Mustasch, Kyuss and similar acts. American rock is a huge influence and the guys know how to write songs and play. Songs like Hell Yeah! soon make you sing along. Candy Lee opens up with drums and make me think of Zakk Wylde's Pride & Glory and BLS... A heavy groove and a catchy hook plus a cool solo make this tune stick out. The opening of Devileiro reminds me a bit of The BossHoss while 'Rufus' vocals are a bit Danzig-like... For Engines they speed up, a fast rocker with gang shouts and a cool guitar line. Another highlight is the dirty rocker Addicts, Lovers And Bullshitters. Then they speed up for One Point Losers, seems they are influenced by Motörhead... Another one to party to. And Pillow Man is another catchy rocker. And they close this chapter with a heavy country rocker, the title track Bourbon River Bank.
The album is fun to listen to, the guys offer some heavy rockers with a dash of country... some stoner rock, but also some biker rock sounds - and so it's quite entertaining.

8 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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