Black Country Communion only waited a year after releasing one of the best albums of 2010 before dropping another blues rock classic on the world with “2″. it’s obvious that there’s no lack of confidence in the band since they demonstrate none of the usual hesitation in producing and releasing the often difficult sophomore album.
“2″ may not possess the same teeth as the bands first album “Black Country”, but what it lacks in bite it makes up for with finesse and substance. Opening track “The Outsider” will immediately blow your doors off! The strength Glenn Hughes’s voice is off the charts, I mean Damn the Dude has a serious set of pipes. “Man in the Middle” conveys a kind of hard rock pace giving the song a modern day edge. “The Ballad of Hadrian’s Wall” demonstrates a simplified formula being used by Black Country Communion making the bands music more memorable and identifiable. Joe Bonamassa’s guitar sound on “Smokestack Woman” are absolute perfection.
I didn’t feel this record was quite as heavy as it’s predecessor but BCC2 seems a more balanced record. Black Country Communion sounds like a band that’s making music together for years despite the short time these guys have been together. BCC2 lives up to the hype and should not be missed. With this kind of momentum behind the band I can’t see them slowing down anytime soon.
- The Outsider
- Man In The Middle
- The Battle For Hadrian’s Wall
- Save Me
- Smokestack Woman
- An Ordinary Son
- I Can See Your Spirit
- Little Secret
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