Title - 'National Wrecking Company'
Artist - National Wrecking Company
The National Wrecking Company, featuring members of The Lizards, Cactus, Humble Pie and The Plasmatics, and have just released their eagerly awaited self-titled debut album (available on Hyperspace Records).
This quite magnificent new release features one of the final recordings by guitar legend Bernie Tormé, best known for his work with the Ian Gillan Band and Ozzy Osbourne, who sadly passed away this year.
Indeed, the song is a bonus preview track from the upcoming National Wrecking Company II release Overture/Mechanized Confusion.
2. 'King of All I See'
5. 'Holy Creatures'
6. 'Blood Moon Rising'
7. 'Return To Jesus'
8. 'Praise Yourself'
9. 'Whirlpool World'
10. 'End of Days'
Opening with the melodic rocker 'Supersonic,' and backing that up with both more of the same in 'King of All I See' and the prowling 'Beast,' right from the off lead singer Jimmy Kunes's (Cactus, Savoy Brown) thunderous vocal depth and range is brought to the fore on all the tracks.
Backed at every turn by bassist Randy Pratt (Cactus, The Lizards), tracks such as the drum-led (Neil Cicione of Rickity and T.C. Tolliver of The Plasmatics) 'Molotov' and the '80s-esque power rock of the searing 'Holy Creatures' makes this album truly as good as it gets within this business.
The powerfully menacing 'Blood Moon Rising' is then backed by the cultured funky hipsway of my own personal favorite cut, 'Return To Jesus' which in turn is backed by the guitar prowess of shred master Jesse Berlin on 'Praise Yourself.'
Complete with electric finger stylist Phil Bader and Scott “The Doctor” Treibitz on keyboards, the album then rounds out with two of the hardest cuts on the album in both 'Whirlpool World' and the crunchingly wary 'End of Days.'
Adding on the aforementioned preview track of 'Overture / Mechanized Confusion' featuring the late Bernie Tormé, the album (that also features the polished touch of Emmy winning engineer/producer, JZ Barrell) has fast become one of my Top 10 of the year - and I'm sure you will feel the same way once you yourselves have purchased it!
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