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THE ANSWER


REVIVAL


RELEASED October 2011

 

 

Great band | third album | Big things expected!

 

Sometimes it’s hard to work out exactly why a band isn’t huge when they have seemingly done all the right things, had a great run, worked hard and got the breaks most bands would dream of. Add to that the right support slots and two albums of consistent quality material and it’s difficult to fathom why the Answer isn’t a name on everyone’s lips.

 

For those already onboard then you will be aware of the bluesy rock that The Answer has done so well on their first two releases (plus the DVD package from earlier in the year). Sonically here we are treading that line between Free, Bad Company, Aerosmith (first time around) and even some AC/DC.  So far so good.

 

On their third outing ‘Revival’ not only is the sound right, production excellent, and the band on fire, but the quality of songs is up another notch if you can believe it. Here we have an album that will force you out to see them when they hit town.    

 

Opener ‘Waste Your Tears’ is all most will need to hear to be convinced but there’s variety here too: the bluesier ‘Tornado’ and ‘Destroy Me’ are both outstanding cuts. With the likes of the first single ‘ Vida (I Want You)’ you might even stop banging that head and start to dance? In truth though there’s no filler on this one and if you get in quick there’s a 2 CD version that adds ten more songs to the dozen on offer.

 

The Answer seemingly has it all at their disposal: Cormac’s vocals with all their depth and warmth and power and soulfulness drip 70’s rock like a gruffer Plant with a pinch of Nazz. The riffs and drums bind it all together though into a heady brew, that whilst it’s not groundbreaking is a step more than just retreading the sounds of the past.

 

 

By Mark Diggins