THE WINERY DOGS – Hot Streak (2015)
Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan or THE WINERY DOGS are on a “Hot Streak“, according to the title of their new album to be released next October 2.
The trio first exploded onto the Rock scene with their self-titled, self-produced and critically acclaimed debut album two years ago, which cracked the top 10 on five different music charts and their shows were one of the most sought after (and sold out) events of last year.
The Winery Dogs now return their sophomore album “Hot Streak”, which simply put, is exactly what this band is on. With the uncertainty of how their debut release would win over fans, The Winery Dogs have settled nicely into their role as one of Rock’s newest bands saving the genre.
The new thirteen-song album begins with the amazing bass work of Billy Sheehan on “Oblivion” with Portnoy’s double-bass drum motoring the song. Kotzen’s voice continues to keep sounding better as in “Captain Love,” one of the album’s strongest tracks.
The boys get a little funky with their breakdown of title track “Hot Streak,” before Kotzen opens up with an amazing guitar solo in “Empire.”
They take a detour from their hard rock assault with the piano ballad, “Fire,” then come banging down the door with the pounding rhythm of “The Bridge.” Sheehan gets to flex his fingers once again on “War Machine,” before finishing the album with the arena rocker, “The Lamb.”
Needless to say; “Hot Streak” rocks bigtime.
The Winery Dogs’ debut was already awesome, this new effort is equally great, better if you want as there’s even more song variation.
Buy it with your eyes closed 🙂
02. Captain Love
03. Hot Streak
04. How Long
07. Ghost Town
08. The Bridge
09. War Machine
11. Devil You Know
12. Think It Over
13. The Lamb
Mike Portnoy – Drums
Billy Sheehan – Bass
Richie Kotzen – Vocals, Guitars