Friday, April 28, 2017

Workhorse III - Closer To Relevance



Oh hello waveriders!  I didn't see you there.  You know, there are times when a music review needs to be long winded and full of colorful language in order to properly convey the complexity and artistic impact an album creates inside a listener's head.  This is not one of those times.  Buckle those seatbelts and brace yourselves because Closer To Relevance from Workhorse III is here!  This album rocks!  You need it!  Go buy it!  End of review.

Wait, you're still here?  You'd like some more details to further persuade you that this album is worth your time?  Alright, fine.

Closer To Relevance is a straight up, unapologetic rock record.  Prog...this ain't.  Opening track "War Torn City" explodes out of the speakers following a quick cymbal count-in and proceeds to unrelentingly stampede over your eardrums at an excessive rate of speed.  It's wonderful!   Songs such as "War..." along with the title track and "Soul Crusher" draw immediate comparisons in my mind with Motorhead.  Far from being a one trick pony however, the further one delves into this album the more sonic variety emerges.

"When I'm Gone" explores the ear-pleasing blueprint laid out by Dinosaur Jr.  "Life Of Crime" and "Find My Mind" exhibit powerful alternative rock tendencies straight out of the 1990s.  "What's The Point" revels in its punk assault.  "Want You" and closing track "I Can't Forget" both utilize Led Zeppelin-esque elements.   There's even a touch of glam metal in the guitar lines to the song "Wasted".  The bottom line is that Workhorse III keeps things fresh and interesting throughout this entire album.

Okay, let's try this one more time.  Do you like rock 'n' roll music?  Do you like rock 'n' roll music that makes your head and at the very least your upper torso gyrate back and forth?  Excellent!  Closer To Relevance by Workhorse III was produced just for you!  Buy your copy today!

-Penfold

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