Wednesday, 28 October 2015
OZONE MAMA ~ SONIC GLORY..........review
"Sonic Glory" captures a time when rock music ruled the world and does it with an authenticity of sound that could easily fool the casual listener into believing that this was an overlooked gem from 1973 or thereabouts.
The band's line up of Márton Székely: vocals, András Gabor:guitars, combo organ, background vocals, Gergely Dobos:bass, and Máté Gulyás: drums employ, with the help of a few friends, all the usual clichés that you would expect to find on a "classic rock" album but celebrate those said clichés with an enthusiasm and a joy de vive that is refreshing, familiar and comforting. From the Mountain-esque blues rock groove of "Good Times Roll" to the Bad Company-ish swagger of "'Aint No Place Of Mine" Ozone Mama cover all bases on "Sonic Glory". Out and out rockers " Backdoor Man" and "Hard Times" recall the hard blues rock grooves of Cream and Mountain while "Man On The Run" does a very good early Doobie Brothers impersonation by adding a little bluesy funk to the mix. If you want a little Uriah Heep storytelling then "Siren's Call" fits the bill perfectly with its tale of myth and magic. Ballads, always the staple of any classic rock album, are also represented here by "Lovelight" a soulful power ballad and "Hope" a gentle semi- acoustic number. In fact every aspect and sound of 1970's classic rock is explored on "Sonic Glory" and are executed by a band who have a real understanding of what makes classic rock "classic!"
If you have a hankering for the days of yesteryear, when down tuning was the territory of only the most adventurous folk musicians and doom was a word not a genre, then you cannot go wrong by giving Ozone Mama's " Sonic Glory" a spin. it's all your favourite 70's bands and albums in one place!
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