SCORPION CHILD – Debut S/T Album Enchants With Classic Hard Rock
4 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!
SCORPION CHILD – Following in a very long line of flat-out terrific bands from Texas, SCORPION CHILD (from Austin) has apparently mixed together the perfect formula for Classic Hard Rock nectar. Released via Nuclear Blast in North America on June 25th, 2013, this debut and self-titled album from SCORPION CHILD is quite the album that has grown on me.
SCORPION CHILD has proven to me, rather quickly, what they’ve tried to accomplish with their Rock ‘N Roll: a return to when albums were just that. The AOR, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Stoner and (to an extent) Psychedelic Rock crowds should be absolutely thrilled by this SCORPION CHILD album. Yes, SCORPION CHILD does cover some impressive Rock genre ground here, with their overall sound and stylings they’ve created.
As with Sacramento’s legendary TESLA, this dynamic SCORPION CHILD band can (to my ears) easily fit in with any Rock ‘N Roll crowd. The songs on this debut album are exactly what us retro Rockers could use more of, as it all harkens back to those dreamy 70′s and early 80′s; when vinyl was still king.
Below, listen to and watch the lyric video for Liquor:
Classic Rock influences run wild through this SCORPION CHILD album; easily too many influences to mention, with the spirit of Led Zeppelin, YES and Boston showing through via the guitars, vocals, rhythm section and atmosphere of sound. No worries though, SCORPION CHILD is an original band of cats that won’t have any trouble building upon their already rapidly growing following.
Liquor may be the psyche-you-out hit; only it’s the entire album that wins the Classic Hard Rock badge of legitimacy for SCORPION CHILD. Red Blood (The River Flows) is an obvious Rock epic, at 13:44 long. This ambitious and talented band took a huge risk in including this song on their debut, especially with such a long progressive interval of crickets that bridges this song together. Yes, crickets. Nonetheless, quality breeds success! With the instant gratification society our music industry and mp3 public have unfortunately morphed into, to actually sit and listen to a song that plays for over 13 minutes, in 2013, means you are either a Progressive Rock loyalist or a REAL fan of Rock ‘N Roll. By the way, this epic song is a splendid listen, indeed; just as this entire SCORPION CHILD album is as well.
The final track, Keep Goin’, is a gem of a cover song. Originally written and recorded in 1970, by the legendary Lucifer’s Friend, Keep Goin’ is a dazzling Classic Rock finish to SCORPION CHILD’s debut! Metal be thy name.
SCORPION CHILD – Track Listing:
Kings Highway (4:26)
Polygon Of Eyes (4:34)
The Secret Spot (4:30)
Salvation Slave (5:15)
In The Arms Of Ecstasy (4:23)
Red Blood (The River Flows) (13:44)
Keep Goin’ (Bonus Track) (5:17)
Aryn Jonathan Black – vocals
Shaun Avants – bass & background vocals
Chris Cowart – lead guitar & background vocals
Shawn Alvear – percussion
Tom “The Mole” Frank – rhythm guitar & background vocals
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LONG LIVE SCORPION CHILD.
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