Friday, February 20, 2015

CD Review: Heavy Metal Supergroup Motor Sister Looks To Take You On A "Ride"

What started off as a birthday present has turned into a new album and tour from the latest heavy metal super group Motor Sister. Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian wanted one thing for his 50th birthday and that was to play a live show with former Mother Superior singer/guitarist Jim Wilson. Ian described that playing with Wilson would be like recording "all my favorite KISS songs with Gene and Paul." So, Ian's wife Pearl Aday made the call that set the stage for this live performance at their house which also included Joey Vera (Fates Warning, Armored Saint) and John Tempesta (White Zombie, The Cult). The show was so much fun and successful that the band decided to take their energy into the studio and create an album which will be released on March 10th through Metal Blade Records entitled "Ride."

The new twelve song release revisits Mother Superior classics with a new energy as Wilson was excited to perform these songs again with a second guitarist. Beginning with the energy fueled "A Hole," Wilson and Ian show off their electrifying guitar skills. The blues/metal groove of "This Song Reminds Me Of You" sounds like early Led Zeppelin mixed with Bad Company to create metal/rock radio gold. Some of Ian's Anthrax-sound seeps into "Beg Borrow Steal," giving it a heavier feel, while the rhythm section of Tempesta and Vera motor through "Get That Girl." Pearl helps out on the vocals, harmonizing with Wilson on "Head Hanging Low," before banging your head to the latest single for the album "Fork In The Road." The album finishes up with the classic hard rock appeal of "Doghouse" and Scott Ian's favorite Mother Superior track, the darkness of "Devil Wind."

The band has two shows scheduled out in California following the release of the album. To find out more about Motor Sister and their debut album "Ride," please visit their Facebook page

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