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Mom’s rocket – Red

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moms rocket - redHailing from Olympia, in Washington state in the far north west of the USA, Mom’s Rocket formed in 2009.  Since then they’ve released two albums and played over 250 gigs.  Shortly after the release of their second album – V2, their drummer Jeff Meshke had shoulder surgery that left him unable to continue playing live.  The band then drafted in Jason Weisenhaus to replace him, and Red, the band’s third album is the first to feature their new drummer.

OK so the most important question – what do they sound like?  Well I was quite surprised that they come from so far North (almost on the canadian border) as I thought their rock had a Southern flavour – there’s enough of it that Black Stone Cherry fans should really check these guys out.  That’s not to say this is Southern Rock – it’s not, but it does have an element of it.  So I’d describe them as hard rock with a hint of Southern rock.

Normally I’d pick out a couple of tracks to comment on, but with this album they’re all so damn good that to pick a couple out would be unfair on the other tracks.  They all feature good solid drums, great heavy guitar riffs and some great vocals.

This is an excellent album – well worth a listen for all hard rock fans.  Black Stone Cherry fans in particular are likely to enjoy Mom’s Rocket.  The band’s previous album, V2, is also well worth a listen.

‘Red’ is out now.

Rating: 9/10

Track listing:

1. By a thread
2. Angels
3. Words
4. Through my hands
5. Under the wheel
6. Already dead
7. The edge
8. Maker
9. New religion
10. End of the line
11. Raining sorrow
12. RED

Mom’s rocket are:

Tom Roney – Vocals
Jason Celestine – Guitar
Randy Keller – Bass
Jason Weisenhaus – Drums

Ant May
I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.