Texas Hippie Coalition released their sophomore effort, Rollin’ in July. If there was any rock CD in 2010 that instantly had me wanting to down a beer and dive into a mosh pit, it was “Rollin”. This southern fried Metal effort is high energy, tough as nails metal that makes you feel like you can take on the world.
The first song I heard off of this CD was “Pissed Off and Mad About It”. I knew immediately after hearing this tune, that I had to buy this CD immediately. It may be the closest thing to a hit on “Rollin'”, but who cares. This kick ass tune is practically worth the price of admission all by itself. (Check it out in the video below!)
The CD starts off with the powerful rocker “Intervention”. Every time I listen to this song, I think Big Dad Ritch could easily be a stand in for Phil Anselmo. His screams are quite similar to Phil’s, and his voice reminds me of the former Pantera front man a lot.
“Groupie Girl” starts off with a cool southern rock vibe, and blast off into a heavy rocker that brings one of my old favorites Saigon Kick to mind. This is another cool tune that ought to get some radio play.
If you want a one-two punch that leave you wanting more, the closing songs “Back From Hell” and “Beg” will do just that. “Back From Hell” is a heavy tune that will rock your face off. The album closer “Beg” has some similarities to the Pantera song “This Love”. This is a cool heavy rocker to close the CD with!
While Texas Hippie Coalition’s sound may not be original, they most certainly rock. Rollin’ seems to get better every time I listen to it. If you are a fan of bands like HELLYEAH, Pantera or Black Label Society, you have to check out Rollin’.
- Jesus Freak
- Pissed Off and Mad About It
- Groupie Girl
- Saddle Sore
- Cocked and Loaded
- Back From Hell
Texas Hippie Coalition is:
Big Dad Ritch – Vocals
Randy Cooper – Guitar
Crawfish – Guitar
John Exall – Bass Guitar
Ryan “The Kid” Bennett – Drums
Canadian melodic-rockers State of Shock will be digitally releasing their album, Life, Love & Lies on December 23rd. Already a headlining act up north, the band have set their sites on the States with a supporting slot on Staind’s current U.S. tour. State of Shock have also just re-released their track “Rollin” which was originally released on their Canadian debut album. The slow-burning track will also be available on Life, Love & Lies when hits all digital outlets.
Life, Love & Lies is out 12/23 on Universal Records
*all dates with Staind, Seether, and Papa Roach
11/18/2008 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
11/19/2008 Wicomico Civic Center – Salisbury, MD
11/20/2008 Big Sandy Arena – Huntington, WV
11/22/2008 Hara Arena – Dayton, OH
11/23/2008 Pepsi Coliseum – Indianapolis, IN
11/25/2008 Ford Park – Beaumont, TX
11/26/2008 Freeman Coliseum – San Antonio, TX
11/28/2008 Midland Horshoe Arena – Midland, TX
11/29/2008 Amarillo Civic Center – Amarillo, TX
11/30/2008 County Coliseum – El Paso, TX
12/2/2008 The Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
12/4/2008 Brown County Arena – Green Bay, WI
12/5/2008 McElroy Auditorium – Waterloo, IA
12/6/2008 The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond Casino – Hammond, IN
12/8/2008 Sound Academy -Toronto, Ontario, CA
12/10/2008 The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI