THE BULLHOUNDS - TO ROCK & TO SERVE
(Target/Mighty Music Records)
Review by Sloof
‘Hippy Hippy Shake’, ‘Battleship Chains’ and ‘Keep Your Hands To Yourself’ might be known songs to you, as they originally were performed by The Georgia Satellites. The latter was a great Southern Rock band in the late 80’s who sold millions of albums all around the world. In 1991, the band decided to split, which is generally accepted in the music scene. About 2010, some of the Georgia Satellites members encountered other musicians and they started talking about a new band and an eventually new album. That’s how the Bullhounds were born and their first album ‘Protector’ generated quite some success in 2014. The band wants to rock, and they want it with a greasy Southern rock attitude. That result is now available as ‘To Rock & To Serve’, their second album.
14 songs with a total duration of 46 minutes but all in the known tradition isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Don’t understand me wrong, the musicians of The Bullhounds know perfectly how to compose and play their instrument, but I’m not excited with the final result. The song structure is too average, there are no highlights and the band is too easily satisfied.
This musical style doesn’t appeal to me personally, as I’m not really into boogie, pop and simple rock. Perhaps fans of The Rolling Stones might find some parts of amusement, but in general, most people won’t take the whole ride! The Bullhounds Official Homepage at: http://thebullhounds.com/ - for their FB, check the following url: https://www.facebook.com/TheBullhounds/
My rating: 60 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish