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Gin Lady - Mother's Ruin

Gin Lady
Mother's Ruin
by Katarzyna Zakolska at 27 June 2013, 3:28 PM

GIN LADY is band formed in early 2011 by Joakim Karlsson, Magnus Kärnebro, Anthon Johansson, Fredrik Normark and Klas Holmgren hailing from Skellefteå, Stockholm and Gothenburg of the Swedish land. Their debut album entitled ”Gin Lady” was released just last year and here we are, a year later, with a sophomore named “Mother's Ruin”.

Fantastic opener “Mother's Ruin” consists of great Rock N' Roll mixed with early Hard Rock timed to the 70s featuring key moments of DEEP PUPRLE and THE ROLLING STONES. “High Flyer” shares similar rhythm sections and overhead keyboards to the classic tune of “Riders of the Storm” by THE DOORS. The Saxophone edition to the track was quite commendable. “All Because Of You” turns up the Blues with melodic singing by the band's backing vocals, a pretty decent Rocker that reminded me the works of THE EAGLES or the 90s efforts of Kid Rock. “Den Of Wolves” is a tight Rocker, oozed with bits of Blues, driven in the vein of WHITESAKE and DEEP PURPLE. Same influenced came to life on “Listen What I Say”, glorified with Hammond great Rock riffery while “Ragged Man Blues” smites with well played Blues Rock out of the 80s.

Other bystanders worthy of your attention: well written melodic “Lipstick Woman”, impressive “Thunder & Lightning”, sweet balladry of “Learning How To Live” with Bluesy riffs, charming “Oh, Sweet Misery” with an aura PINK FLOYD, true Rock 'N' Roll of “Rockin' Horse” with thundering guitars, drums & choirs kind of like STATUS QUO, “Big Bad Wolf” slapping it Country and the cheerfulness of “Far From Being Ok”.

GIN LADY's album is just excellent. Production sounded very good. The band wanted to re-hatch the solemnity of Blue and Hard Rock resulting in an adequate comeback to the beautiful world of the 70s. Fans of early Hard Rock would wish to devour this one.

4 Star Rating

Tracklist:
1. Mother's Ruin
2. Shine On (Song For Terry)
3. High Flyer
4. Learning How To Live
5. Den Of Wolves
6. I Head For The Mountains
7. All Because Of You
8. Listen What I Say
9. Oh, Sweet Misery
10. Rockin' Horse
11. Superlove
12. Ragged Man Blues
13. Far From Being Ok
14. Lipstick Woman
15. Someday
16. Thunder & Lightning
17. Big Bad Wolf
Lineup:
Magnus Kärnebro - Vocals
Joakim Karlsson - Electric Guitar / Vocals
Anthon Johansson - Bass / Vocals
Fredrik Normark - Drums
Klas Holmgren - Hammond B3 / Piano / Mellotron / Vocals
Record Label: Transubstans Records
     


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