RavenEye: Breaking Out

Acclaimed bluesman unleashes his wild side.

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Already turning heads under his own name, Oli Brown’s new power trio builds upon the formidable blues-rock foundation he’s laid down over the past decade.

Put together as more of a balls-out rock’n’roll band, RavenEye’s debut mini-LP packs in a healthy dose of riffage with the blues as a springboard into some seriously groove-heavy tunes.

Get It Started does just that in thunderous style, lurching from a strutting riff into a solid, fist-banging chorus, while Breaking Out and closer You Got It owe as much to Soundgarden’s brooding menace as to Brown’s bluesy roots.

A mere five tracks is simply not enough – surely a full album is in order, and soon too./o:p

Essi Berelian

Whether it’s magazines, books or online, Essi has been writing about rock ’n’ metal for around thirty years. He has been reviews editor for Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, rock reviews editor for lads mag Front and worked for Kerrang!. He has also written the Rough Guide to Heavy Metal and contributed to the Rough Guide to Rock and Rough Guide Book of Playlists, and the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (13th edition). Most fun interview? Tenacious D – Jack Black and Kyle Gass – for The Pick of Destiny movie book. An avid record/CD/tape collector, he’s amassed more music than he could ever possibly listen to, which annoys his wife no end.