Monday, July 21, 2014

CD Review: Slow Burn Inject A Raw, Hard Rock Sound Into Their Covers

Connecticut native band Slow Burn has been performing on the local indie-rock circuit for the better part of five years. They perform everything from covers to a few originals, putting their hard rock stamp on many well-known classics. Their latest self-titled EP features five cover songs and the originally penned "Take Me Home." They turn Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way" and Neil Young's "Rockin' In The Free World" into metal magic with the heavy driving guitar of Billy Francis and vocalist Mike Thiede nostalgic sounding vocals. The rhythm section of Justin Piccirillo on drums and Bob Nich on bass motors Led Zeppelin's "Good Times, Bad Times," but their sound matches perfectly to their cover of Alice In Chains' "Them Bones." The one original song "Take Me Home," carries a southern rock vibe with a slight country feel and a stomp beat that should get you to stand up and take notice.
Slow Burn have an upcoming show on July 25 at the courthouse green in downtown Meriden, CT. They will be on full display, performing classic covers with an original or two thrown in. To find out more about the band, and to hear some of their music, please visit their Facebook page at

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