Thursday, July 23, 2009

Horehound - The Dead Weather

Mr. White finds his blood. Brudding, evil, sadistic and thunderous, this album is tighter and more fierce than anything White has done in years and easily the most successful aside from his mainstay of the Stripes. Tagged a super group of sorts, this album takes some of rock's power lords and places them in familiar yet altogether different waters. Taking the lead of vocals is the female star from the Kills while the guitar work is handled by the slasher from Queens of the Stone Age and the bass lines are dropped from fellow Racontuer. This album presents many interesting tempo changes, odd arrangements and swelling sounds and riffs. Worthy of multiple listens, Horehoud will rock you again and again but may never thrill you or amaze you as the lineup of personel may suggest. A powerful and worthy effort, one of the best rock albums of the year.

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