Monday, March 1, 2010

Redwater "Time Is A Lie" CD review

First off I want to say Thank You to Redwater for sending me a promo copy of their CD for me to listen to and review.
Redwater is comprised of Kevin on Guitar and Vocals, Tony on Guitar, Jay on Bass and Mike on drums.
OK here we go with the review...
Track #1 "Yet Another Girl" is a great choice for the opening track, "Yet Another Girl" is upbeat and manic, the singing and playing are very spirited on this song and they sound like they were executed with reckless abandon. The opening track induces a sonic adrenaline rush that leaves the listener wanting and waiting to hear the next song ASAP...
"Can't Stand My Life" has a groovy, retro, 70's rock feel to it...which means it sounds cool. This track features some tasty slide guitar playing.
Track #3 "Sleazy" starts off with a sexy, funky groove then the song takes a twist that leads into some very awesome drum, bass and solo guitar playing.
"Off To War" is a timely subject these days, this song sounds like it could've been written by Bob Dylan or 1 of my faves, Johnny Cash, the country groove is a surprising and refreshing change from the 1st 3 songs and upon hearing the 1st few bars of this song I honestly had a happy grin on my face, thanx Redwater, this song has a real nice, clean, lead guitar solo.
Track #5 "Oh Lord" brings the tempo of the CD down, but not in a bad way, with another country rock song, "Oh Lord" has some sweet, melodic, melancholy laced singing by Kevin.
"Time Is A Lie" the title track reminds of the Alice In Chains CD "Jar Of Flies", I really enjoyed the acoustic guitar sound and mellow feel of this song.
"You Don't Get It" starts off slow but speeds up slightly, this song has a hippie groove to it with it's bongo playing and backward tracked guitar right in the middle of the song...pass it on.
Track 8 "Our Own" is a mellow rocker that features a jammin' solo by Jay on the electric bass guitar.
"Too Far Behind" is an acoustic guitar driven rock song that highlights Kevin's soaring and melodic vocals.
Track 10 "Clay" brings up the tempo of the CD with it's driving beat, slide guitar playing and syncopated guitar and bass rhythms.
The closing track "I Still Don't Want You" has a nice hard rockin' rhythm, I enjoyed the psychedelic soundz at the end of the track.
Redwater's contact info is on the CD insert above the review, contact them to get your copy today.

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