VOODOO SIX – Falling Knives [Limited Edition] (2011)
London based hard rockers VOODOO SIX first came to many people’s attention with their album ‘First Hit For Free’ in 2008, furnished with critical acclaim from the likes of Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris and music critics alike.
Following ‘Fluke?’ (2010) which was engineered by Mike Fraser (Aerosmith, Metallica), Voodoo Six is releasing “Falling Knives”, a limited edition EP only available digitally until the end of February.
This new EP features three brand new tracks and three re-worked versions of songss from Voodoo Six’s debut.
The band’s sound is a rough-around-the-edges take on traditional Hard Rock boasting the raw energy of ’70s / ’80s bands, plus an accessible Classic Rock feel. The result feels very trendy and unusually cool for what is essentially tarted-up old man’s rock.
Seems these guys are a blast on the stage and that feeling really comes over on the EP.
“Falling Knives” works well at any volume, but it really makes sense when your speakers have smoke pouring from them.
The title track is a bouncy affair with a Southern US rock charm about it. “Sharp Sand” features a commercial chorus and has chart-botherer written all over it. This track is a punchy affair, played in a modern context but with interesting stop/start sections as well.
“Stop” has a good groove running beneath it, a very 70’s flavored track laden with attitude and intensity.
The re-recorded songs are solid as well. “One More Day” should be a live favorite with its heavy-funk catchy intro, “Feed My Soul” sounds like Chris Cornell / Soundgarden featuring guitar subtleties that makes it extremely pleasing to the ear, whilst “No Friend (Of Mine)” rounding the EP off with some power, sounding as a heavier version of Black Country Communion.
“Falling Knives” is a really effective Hard Rock EP played in the classic style with modern stylings thrown in.
What most I like from Voodoo Six is their clear sound, powerful and blasting, but all the instruments are perfectly separated in the mix helped by a really good production.
Luke Purdie has born to sing classic Hard Rock, Tony Newton’s bass is pumping, low-down and dirty, while the guitars riffs & solos are sharp and panned on both channels.
Voodoo Six seems destined for great things on the back of high profile tours with Iron Maiden, Extreme and Alice Cooper, also performing at The Download Festival.
Hat off to these guys for their ability to create genuine Hard Rock exciting sounds.
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01 – Falling Knives
02 – Sharp Sand
03 – Stop
04 – One More Day (2011 version)
05 – Feed My Soul (2011 version)
06 – No Friend (2011 version)
Luke Purdie – Vocals
Tony Newton – Bass
Matt Pearce – Guitar
Chris Jones – Guitar
Joe Lazarus – Drums
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