Catalogue Number: Ghost Records GHST048
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2011
There Will Be Blood are an Italian band who determinedly ride the retro country blues rock train with their album “Without” even after everybody jumped off at the last station.
Despite the not inconsiderable amount of energy expended in the performances, there is a distinct lack of originality and style on show and once you’ve heard the first song, you’ve heard the lot. Allied with the – probably deliberate – poor sound and you have an album that misses its targeted authenticity by a country mile.
Fans of Scott H Biram might, if they are generous, see his influence in the music of this band. In any case, they can only get better.
December 1, 2013
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