CD review CONTINENTAL ‘Home on the Range’

(8/10) ‘Home on the Range’ is an album that might not fit entirely into the context of this blog, but as you know from some of the earlier reviews, I sometimes care less about the fact if an album fits into the genre of metal. Continental’s new album is such a release that has nothing to with metal and furious riffing. However, it’ still very well done rock music that is worth to be featured on the blog.

Continental, that’s Rick Barton (g/v), Stephen Bartin (b), Sweet David DePrest (g) and Andrew Dickson (d). Rick Barton has been a founding member of Boston-based Dropkick Murphys before he started to focus on other bands and projects after some years with the successful Irish punk rockers from Massachusetts.

‘Home on the Range’ is album number four and it features ten songs, all comprising of great melodies and cool rocking vibe. Continental has nothing to with the sound of Dropkick Murphys. I was reminded more than once of The Stones when I listened to this longplayer. It’s this earthy and honest sound that gives this album its flavor. ‘Home on the Range’ doesn’t need any frills and other distractions. The quartet boils down rock’n’roll music to its essence which gives the entire album an authenticity which is missing with some other nowadays releases. It’s a warm and organic rock sound that gets out of the speakers and it’s hard not to get energized by songs like ‘Lonely Fall’.

To conclude: “Home on the Range’ is an exciting rock album that’s built on the joy of rock music. Real rock’n’rollers should check out this release.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. A Little Sign
  2. Home on the Range
  3. Smile
  4. Johnny O
  5. Lonely Fall
  6. Page Fletcher
  7. Poor Poor Me
  8. Remedy
  9. Kilz Me
  10. Time (crushed by this world

Bonus tracks

  1. Sally & Joe
  2. Man in Blue
  3. Baby Baby

 

Label: Eternal Sound Records

Genre: Rock

Release Date EU: June 29th, 2018

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