Pontus Snibb 3 is a new power trio formed by vocalist and guitarist Pontus Snibb of outstanding hard rockers Bonafide. He's backed up by Backdraft's rhythm section, Mats Rydstrom (bass) and Niklas Matsson (drums). If you have any knowledge of either Bonafide or Backdraft, you'll have some inclination to what PS3 has to offer.
Loud Feathers offers gritty, old school, hard rock with more than a little touch of blues. Recorded over a mere three days, the songs were cut nearly live with few overdubs. While the production is smooth, you can hear the essential raw energy in the performances. PS3 is helped in the studio by friends Conny Bloom (Electric Boys), Ralf Gyllenhammar (Mustasch), and Mats Ronander on harmonica (he played with ABBA; yeah, you read that right).
There's some real butt-kicking rock songs here like Tag Along and Filler. Dig some boogie blues, with nice harp from Mr. Ronander, on Hounds of Hell. Straight up heavy rock on Tiny Joe. PS3 is not afraid of some radio-friendly accessibility, notable on So Crazy You Amaze Me, or the groovy Love Letter. The album rounds out with big guitar riffage rock on Suck Face and Full of Yourself, and the slow burn of blues rock on Saviour. Nice.
All in all, Loud Feathers is mighty fine classic blues hard rock. Quite recommended.
All in all, Pontus Snibb 3's Loud Feathers is mighty fine classic, blues-laced, hard rock. Quite recommended.
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