While you're waiting for the next Whitesnake studio album, you may want to check out the latest from guitarist Alex Beyrodt's Voodoo Circle, More Than One Way Home. In the company of four fine musicians, including vocalist David Readman and bassist Matt Sinner, Beyrodt resurrects some classic, blues-tinged, hard rock.
Voodoo Circle:: Cry For Love (Official Video).
However, considering the first four tunes, Beyrodt and company may be accused of more than a little cloning. They still more than a few riffs and musical ideas from Coverdale and company. Tears in the Rain definitely owes much to Cryin' in the Rain, for example. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, some say.
But it's not all imitation. While you still might hear the references, songs like Alissa, The Ghost in Your Heart, and The Saint and the Sinner offers Voodoo Circle's original take on melodic blues hard rock. Oddly, though, for some reason, it's the songs that return to that reference like Bane of My Existence or the title track that are more interesting. Perhaps it's simply familiarity with that famous Whitesnake motif. Hopefully, for those diehard Whitesnake fans, familiarity won't breed contempt for More Than One Way Home. Because this is a mighty fine album of blues-centered hard rock. After all, this is what Beyrodt and company admits attempting, even referencing the aforementioned Eighties icon as an influence. Mission accomplished. Recommended.
Voodoo Circle, More Than One Way Home is mighty fine melodic blue hard rock album, which unashamedly wears its musical references to that Coverdale incarnation on its (album) sleeve.
Mat Sinner is both an icon and legend in the German, and the larger European, hard rock and heavy metal scene. Cranking out music since 1982, Sinner is an industrious and prolific musician and producer whether through his namesake band, the heavy metal heroes Primal ... [ Read More ]