Album Review: The Whiskey Syndicate – “Right Side of Crazy”
Given its rock history, it should be no surprise that the West Midlands is currently home to a number of really great emerging bands, The Whiskey Syndicate being a prime example. This Wolverhampton-based four-piece is definitely one to watch out for.
If you like your rock on the metal side and your metal on the awesome side, rest assured; few bands do it better than this. They’ve got it all; raw, driving power, sharp, striking vocals and killer hooks – a dangerously superb combination, especially when it works as seamlessly as it does for The Whiskey Syndicate.
Their debut album ‘Right Side of Crazy’ is set for release on Monday 6th August, and I urge you all to give it a go – it’s a formidable, full-on hard rock album crammed with soul and indisputable talent, from start to finish. Its immediately obvious influences are the likes of Audioslave and Metallica, whilst faintly shimmering weaves of Motley Crue and classic Whitesnake entwine their way through the core.
There is not one weak song on this album.. The final track ‘Darker Side of Your Mind’ has to be my favourite, though; its dark, hearty percussion and sumptuous riffs are totally addictive.
This album has the potential to become a fundamental part of rock fandom; an album which, years from now, every metal kid holds dear in his/her collection as a matter of course, like The Black Album or Appetite for Destruction.
Hit them up at www.thewhiskeysyndicate.com