Sweetkiss Momma-Revival Rock
Washington's Sweetkiss Momma certainly picked an appropriate title for their album. The style they are reviving is southern rock with lots of spirit and plenty of thick grooves. Think early ZZ top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Allman Brothers but mixed in with some lighter doses of say Blue Cheer and Grand Funk Railroad. However this band isn't one of those total retro acts who try so hard to make every riff sound like it's 1973. No, they are true to their influences, but mix it with some more modern sounds as well. Quite honestly they frequently hit on a mix that brings the best of both worlds because they are not afraid to bring 70's southern fried rock into modern days. They definitely have a confidence that shows through and they are not afraid to take chances. The second half of the disc isn't quite as smooth as the first half as not every track down the stretch is quite as good as the first half. We get a few songs with some dull moments and some real lack of focus. For the most part this is definitely worth checking out and I can't wait to see where they go from here.