CD review THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS ‘The Georgia Thunderbolts’ – EP

The Georgia Thunderbolts, that’s five young talents, hailing from Rome, GA. The quintet is rather new and what units them is their passion for Southern- and Vintage Rock. A self-titled EP is the first shot of the five-piece band and what ended up on this first release impresses. 


In total five very soulful and timeless Rock songs are a treat for your ears with the opener ‘Looking For An Old Friend’ setting the scene. The tune is the first song the guys wrote together and what’s obvious right away is the musical sense for a good groove and a good spirit. ‘So You Wanna Change the World’ is next on the batting order and a next highlight. Addressing the importance of helping each other to achieve something together is a matter of heart for the guys and they embed the message in a gently grooving Retro-Rock songs, that sounds dynamic and is touching.


Things get harder with ‘Lend a Hand’. A lively rhythm leads-off the song and provides a strong heartbeat. The chorus is catchy, the riff is heavy and the vibe is cool. That’s ‘Lend a Hand’. With ‘Spirit of a Working Man’ the journey continues. A powerful opening leads to a groovy verse that builds up to a very well-crafted chorus. The Georgia Thunderbolts, workers in the fields of Vintage Rock.


Last but not least the musical diamond comes at the end. ‘Set Me Free’ is a seven minutes hymn. The band puts all their heart and soul into this little epos, being the grande finale of a really good album. This EP will certainly not the last product we will get offered from the guys from Rome, GA. The Georgia Thunderbolts came to stay and that this is not just words is what their first release carves in stone.

Rating: 8 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. Looking For An Old Friend
  2. So You Wanna Change the World
  3. Lend a Hand
  4. Spirit of a Working Man
  5. Set Me Free

Label:  Mascot Records

Genre: Vintage- / Southern Rock

Release Date EU: August 21st, 2020

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