German rockers Sinner have released a new video clip “Back on Trail”. This is song is from their new album, One Bullet Left which will be released September 9th via AFM Records.
You can also check out the clip, Revolution, from Sinner’s excellent album, Crash & Burn.
If a band is going to take their name from a classic Led Zeppelin song, they better have the sound, and songs to back up the name right? Austria’s Gallows Pole definitely have a 70’s vibe going for them, but they fail to make the statement that I hope they would. Maybe it is unfair to put a high level of expectation on a band that I have never listened to before, but when you pull a name out like “Gallows Pole” you had better deliver.
Unlike the killer Zep tune, this Gallows Pole does not make the grade. Some how the songs on Revolution sound as if Tom Petty was trying to sing Nirvana songs in the vein of 70’s classic rock. That probably isn’t even a fair assessment, Tom Petty is a better singer than Lois Martin Binder. His voice just fails to excite me. His voice just doesn’t work with this type of music. Overall, the music on Revolution isn’t bad, but the songs just don’t grab me. It isn’t as revolutionary as I thought it would be.
Overall Gallows Pole has potential as a band, but Revolution will only be a building block type of release that will hopefully help them make something better down the road. Better luck next time guys!
Rating: Out of 10
1. You Are In My Way
2. Hell Again
3. Dirty Love
4. Falling Rain
6. For Lovers
8. Early Days
9. Baby Come On
Gallows Pole are:
Lois Martin Binder – Vocals, guitar
Lubi Ivic – Bass
Stefan Winkler – drums
Gunther Steiner – keys
Kickhunter’s new CD, All In will be released August 17th. Check out their new video clip, “Revolution” below!