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Voodoo Six – Make Way For The King

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album by:
Voodoo Six
Version:
CD

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Rating:
5
On July 16, 2017
Last modified:July 16, 2017

Summary:

If you like your music hard and heavy with dollops of melody thrown in, then Make Way For The King is an essential purchase!

Make way for September 8th 2017 as this sees the release via Cadiz Music of Make Way For The King, the brand new studio album from London based Voodoo Six. Featuring new lead vocalist Nik Taylor-Stoakes, it contains twelve strong tunes of prime hard rock. Kicking off with the aptly titled ‘Electric’, big hooks hit hard immediately as an intense biting riff weaves around a crunching main one. Nik makes his mark with a melodic howling vocal as a tasty wah-wah guitar solo midway rushes in.

Other highlights are the title track as a grinding Sabbath like intro heads into commercially heavy territory. A rich, soulful vocal is the icing on the cake as the song cranks up in the choruses. The trippy intro to ‘Let Me Walk’ precedes a thumping Rage Against The Machine like stomp. The band have a knack of penning catchy intros, point proven by following track ‘Falling Apart’. These riffs give way to thick grooves and bluesy passages as a grungy midsection and wailing guitar solo are backed by some snappy snare work from Joe Lazarus.

‘Riot’ is nothing short of gritty, heavy blues with a powerhouse lead vocal. Personal favourite of mine is the jaw dropping seven minute epic ‘Amen’. It has rock radio airplay written all over it as an emotional lead vocal courses over a musical backdrop that rises and falls in swathes of laid back guitar lines and a violin piece midway. ‘Release The Hounds’ is all heavy funk rock that gets into your head with memorable hooks. The grandiose heavy balladry of ‘The Choking’ sees a return of the violin to add atmospheric textures.

Things liven up as the bouncy rhythms drive through the catchy rock of ‘Walk A Mile’ with vibrant lead guitar solos that will get you headbanging. The album ends on a high note with ‘Swept Aside’, a slice of alternative rock in the vein of Temple Of The Dog. Powerful is the only way to describe it as riffs swoop and chime throughout. Once again, violins are used that interplay with a bluesy guitar solo midway. Nik provides an uplifting vocal croon.

A twelve date UK headlining tour in September will be undertaken to promote the album.

Album track listing :-

Electric.

Make Way For The King.

Let Me Walk.

Falling Apart.

Riot.

Amen.

Until The End.

Release The Hounds.

The Choking.

Walk A Mile.

Wasteland.

Swept Aside.

Voodoo Six band line up :- 

Nik Taylor-Stoakes – Lead vocals.

Tony Newton – Bass guitar.

Matt Pearce – Guitar.

Craig Price – Guitar.

Joe Lazarus – Drums.

 

 

 

If you like your music hard and heavy with dollops of melody thrown in, then Make Way For The King is an essential purchase!
Dennis Jarman
Full time downtrodden album/gig reviewer and part time rock God!