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Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Apocalypse Blues Revue

(scott) A John N submission with which I was not previously familiar.......but, obviously their name is intriguing, and after a carpet bombing session, yep, this is some good stuff.....a new release (you know what THAT might mean, right Geep fans?), but very good, crude blues/rock, a little (or a LOT) on the rough-edged side, with even a hint or two of a mid-70's punk influence......pretty good album, I think most that hang out here will like it.

THE TOWER-01 Evil Is as Evil Does/02 Junkie Hell/03 Devil Plays a Strat/04 I Think Not/05 Whiskey In My Coffee/06 The Tower/07 Crossed Over/08 Blues Are Fallin' From the Sky/09 Work In Progress/10 The Devil In Me/11 Blue Cross/12 When the Music's Over



  2. THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE (formerly BLUE CROSS BAND) is the new project from GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola. The lineup is rounded out by frontman Ray Cerbone and bassist Brian Carpenter. It honors blues traditions, while etching their stamp on the genre in blood. As far as blues goes, APOCALYPSE BLUES REVUE is a little heavier, a little darker, and has some punk rock attitude in the lyrics. It's not happy -- It's called blues for a reason! It is an opportunity to show the world what a phenomenal guitar player Tony is. Melodic and groovin' blues rock with touches of Hendrix and THE DOORS. The whole album sounds very organic and natural, great songs and vibe as if they have been playing together for a long time.

  3. Love it. A touch derivative perhaps and maybe a clunky cliched lyric or two but is it possible to anything in the " Blues" genre that is totally original ? By and large a good solid 8.
    I agree with the previous nony mouse, Mr Rombola is a shit hot guitarist.