These Wicked Rivers
'Eden' - Album Review
From bio:- These Wicked Rivers are Derby’s entry to the new wave of rock and roll that is sweeping across the United Kingdom.
Formed in February 2014 and taking to the stage in October of the same year, the Derby quartet has impressed all and sundry since their inception with their brand of modern rock, influenced by (amongst others) Black Stone Cherry and Clutch.
The band have received many positive reviews from the releases of two EP's, 'The Enemy' and 'II', and a double A-Side 'Should've Known Better' and 'Foolin' Mankind'.
They are regulars on Planet Rock Radio and Hard Rock Hell Radio and have been branded "ones to Watch" by Planet Rock.
'Money' is a beast of a tune in every sense of the word, a really great track, before 'This Train', which has a much more mellow start that builds and builds into a fantastic power ballad full of heart and soul. This is a wonderful track and one that I cannot wait to hear played live.
'Count To Ten' is a real dirty bluesy track that will carry you along as it develops into another wonderful and well constructed number, and this is followed by 'Ceasefire', which is another with a slower start tempo wise before some funky bass and drums bring us back in for another musical journey. 'The Garden' is just a nasty and funky track, lots of hooks and riffs to keep you occupied.
'Won't Be Broken' is the penultimate track and is another that takes you on a musical merry go round, lifting and falling and round and round, before the last track 'World In Chains', ends this album with another interesting and different tune that again builds and builds before a huge chorus that is just great.
This is as anthemic a track as you will find anywhere. A fabulous end to a really wonderful release. There are some huge tracks on here that would grace any arena anywhere in the world today. I really enjoyed the journey throughout this album, and I can't wait to see it played live someday soon.
TFM gives 'Eden' 4.5/5, go buy it now....
'Tea Leaves M6' starts off this album with what can only be described as an old school fairground vibe, fortune teller and all before 'Shine On', which is a full on rocker that starts strong and continues throughout with a great sound both musically and vocally, and a big chorus for you to sing along to.
'Hit The Ground' has an energetic start with the drums and guitar laying out a cool groove which continues as we go through. Some great soloing as well. This is followed by 'Floyd' which has a definite 60's fuzz Hendrix style sound musically, before some full on aggressive vocals. A wonderful track with hooks a plenty. 'Evergreen' is another that has a great vibe and is a fast paced number that will have those feet tapping and heads bobbing. This is the latest single to be released from the album.