Slow Burning Car – Assumption

Slow Burning Car – Assumption
Trifonic Records
The third CD from L.A. fivesome Slow Burning Car invites you to crank up the speakers from the first power cords and driving rhythms of lead track “The Ghetto And The Sea.” Kind of like STP on a Ramones trip with just the right touch of Alice Cooper-ish glam hooks, this is music that simply rocks…hard! However despite the influences, they craft the songs so it does not make you feel like you are hearing something that sounds like everyone else out there these days. Perhaps it is that unique combination of retro sounds with a modern feel; “Dimples” for example sounds like it could have been a hit in the late 80’s…or right now. “Carnaby Shuffle” makes you feel like you are dancing your butt off in a seedy waterfront dive, and having fun doing it. “Day Brightener” proves that they can also handle ballads, not the pretentious hair metal type, but the type with a true vibrance. Although as you go through the CD you realize these guys have serious chops, you get a highly enjoyable overview of their musical prowess with the prog-influenced instrumental “The Scorpio Complex.” Slow Burning Car is one of those bands that really deserves wider spread recognition, and perhaps “Assumption” will be the CD that makes that happen. – MW
www.slowburningcar.com

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