Upon listening to The Glorious Sons for the first time, I wasn’t sure what to expect. With a name like that, I was almost ready to hear some gospel music. Also, knowing in advance that they hail from the Great White North left me fearing such other Canadian artists as Bryan Adams, Celine Dion and (gasp) Bieber. Though upon pushing play, I was left in astonishment as these guys graced my ears with some of the best new music I’ve heard in quite a spell. Let me tell you folks, this is a record to own.
What surprises me about this record is the swampy southern tinge it has. Seriously. Do you like to sit in the bed of your truck on a dirt road drinking beer by a bonfire? Crank this through your speakers and make all your redneck friends jealous that your music selection is better than theirs. That being said, it also has a modern indie rock feel with radio ready sensibilities. Not in a mass produced overly saturated way either. Remember how great rock radio was in the 90’s? Yeah, exactly. This record makes you feel the way you did back then. When music mattered and it wasn’t about image or any of that bullshit. Just good solid tunes that you can enjoy from track one all the way to the end of the disc.
This record was released back on September 16th, 2014, so I’m a bit late to the party here, but I seriously cannot recommend this enough. Whatever your musical tastes, this will appease your palate.
1. Man Made Man
3. Hard Times
5. White Noise
6. The Contender
8. The Union
10. Lover Under Fire
12. Mama (Live – iTunes only)
The Glorious Sons – Heavy
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The Glorious Sons – Lightning
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