Black Stone Cherry
‘Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea’
Roadrunner Records www.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk/page/Home
Black Stone Cherry have been making music for some time now and have built up a fan base that consists of people from all over the world. The hard rocking lads from Kentucky are a well respected band that has been going from strength to strength since the release of their debut album back in 2006. This week saw the release of their latest album ‘Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea’ and it turns out this is going be a good week for rock music fans.
As soon as song number one rolls up, your gonna know this Is a rock album, and I’m talking actual rock, with actual guitar solos. The album opens up with the song ‘White Trash Millionaire’ and it’s a song that impresses.It’s a mash up of rhythm that will work its way into you and have you singing along in no time, songs like, ‘Blame it on the Boom Boom’ and ‘Like I Roll’ popup later in the album to continue the sing along and are songs that will roll around your head for days. If I need to put these songs into a genre I would go with fun, and that’s what a lot of this album is, its music that will make you smile and tap your feet. However it’s not all light hearted fun, the band have-not lost their edge and that’s clear to see when songs like, ‘Killing Floor ‘and ‘Such A Shame’ rock up and join the party. Every song on the album is expertly brought together by lead sing Chris Robertson, the man has one of the rawest voices in music and is built to sing rock music. On this album he has really been given the freedom to show what he can do. He shows on songs like ‘Stay’ and ‘Won’t Let Go’ that he has a truly powerful voice that would put some singers to shame.
The band recorded the album in LA but they have not lost any of the southern states rock their fans love them for. However the album seems to be putting the bands lighter side on show and that’s a good thing. ‘Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea’ is the bands most diverse album to date and is one that sees them cross into genres of rock previously untouched by the band. This is an album that will keep the bands fans very happy whilst bringing them a lot of new fans. So if you love Black Stone Cherry, or you have never heard of them, I suggest you spend your hard earned money on this album because it’s simply a good old fashioned rock album that ticks every box.