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Fuzz Drivers, The: The Fuzz Drivers
The Fuzz Drivers 2013 Debut Album Review

Fuzz Drivers, The: The Fuzz Drivers

(Melodic) Hard/Heavy Rock
4.0/5.0

The band name and the album art may give you a clue to The Fuzz Drivers sound. Or not. This Portugal band reaches deep into rock history to pull from Seventies and early Eighties heavier melodic hard rock, washed through subtle textures of blues and southern rock.

The Fuzz Drivers Band Photo

The Fuzz Drivers:: clearly seen.

Ultimately, The Fuzz Drivers want to be a rock n roll band. Yes, a heavier one a that, but the fist pumping edge often blends with a toe-tapping groove as heard on Eats Me Up, Carved Time, and Mama Told You. You might hear a touch that blues feel, and possibly a little psychedelic style, within Into the Sun. A solid bass and drum line drive the groovy White Lies.

Within all this is some surprisingly frisky fret work from guitarist Sergio 'Mad Mag,' and vocalist Marcelo Vieira has a clean and soaring style, a little higher in the register. Mostly, this self-titled debut is a strong effort, with its only flaw being that it's too short, one or two more songs would have pushed the album into the better than 40 minute range. Otherwise, easily recommended.


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Reaching into hard rock's past, Portugal's The Fuzz Driver's deliver a blistering platter of heavier melodic hard rock styled from Seventies and Eighties.

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