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LOGAN

THE GREAT UNKNOWN

 

 

Logan may well be one band to watch over the next year or so. After opening for Bon Jovi and playing Download now under their collective belt Logan has their new album out and is looking to embark on their first US tour.

 

There’s lots of interest here, no matter what your flavour of rock, and whilst these Scottish rockers might have a distinctly modern take on the music we love there’s plenty of melody and some songs that are as catchy as hell. So if you hanker for a Great British answer to Nickelback, Creed and even Alice in Chains with a bit more charm and substance than that mix may sound like it would have, then this is definitely worth taking the plunge.

 

There are some great songs here which proves that over the years these guys have honed their song-writing skills nicely. Opener and title track ‘The Great Unknown’ is a case in point, beautifully constructed, beautifully executed, but you just feel that it needs that final push over the cliff.

 

Of all the cuts on the album, whilst there is no real weak link there are a few favourites I find myself giving repeated listens: ‘The Rock and Roll Way’ is a crunching power-chord studded number sure to get heads banging; ‘Brother’ has some nice production, and a great big fat sound; though it’s ‘Lost and Found’ that could be the perfect set-up to introduce a wider audience to the band with its slick melodic sound and great harmonies.

 

Of the rest: ‘When I get Down’ is a little different and has a nice Seattle vibe and closer ‘Hold My Hand’ does the job in leaving you wanting more. With a little luck and the wind behind them, Logan may just make it up that ladder and into the great unknown!

 

Mark

 

Check out: www.logan-net.com/