From my first guitar hero, Jimmy Page through many talented axe men to the pinnacle of blues rock, Gary Moore, alas now gone.
Step up Joe Bonamassa to take the throne, but wait there is a young pretender in the guise of Ryan McGarvey to be guitar king!
Redefined is the best blues rock album I've heard all year, just amazing, all the ingredients of the perfect rock base blues record.
A WOW moment!
Rating 4.95 - nearly perfect!
This band just keeps getting better and better with each new release. The disk [at least the download version] opens with "The Fall of Babylon," a hard-driving rocker with a sense of urgency that is sure to grab the listener's attention. "Mary, Where Were You?" is a slower rock gem with country undertones. Without missing a beat, "Peace in the Valley" next rocks the senses: "Here comes trouble, Climbing in the window," indeed. And then, just as the mood seems to have established a trend--hard rock with intelligent lyrics--the Coyotes hit us with a new sound; "A Ghost of a Chance" features a glistening, mercurial wah-wah guitar. "Let the Wild Horse Run" yanks us back onto the harder rock path, but with enough funk to fascinate the mind. "The Hard Hills" is one of those country ballads that has endeared this band to us from the beginning. The driving guitar of the title track sounds like something from an old AC/DC album, but Barbara's vocal reminds us of who is in charge. A band can always prove its mettle by how well it can handle a straight blues number, and "Pretty Baby Jane" certainly dispels any doubts about this band's talents. "Don't Come Cryin' to Me" once again pulls us back onto the hard driving rock path, with no complaints. The most poignant number of the set is "It Changed Me," a smooth country-flavored lament. Closing the collection is a nifty remake of "A Rude Awakening." The band will occasionally revisit titles, always making for a tasty treat for loyal listeners. This disk is an amazing amalgam of pieces working together to form another master work. (Amazon Review)
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