The Burning Crows: Murder At The Gin House

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The result of another successful PledgeMusic campaign, the Burning Crows’ follow-up to debut Behind The Veil delivers yet more hard-hitting rock’n’roll with a generous dash of Sunset Strip attitude.

Singalong choruses and hook-heavy riffs are crammed in wherever possible and they don’t so much play as rip into each and every tune.

Hell To Pay launches proceedings like an ominous swamp rock monster rising from the depths of the bayou, while Come On, Shine and 1137 bristle with infectious energy, the thrill ride peaking with the boisterous AC/DC-riffing Feels Like Home.

It’s all perfectly paced too, with the breezy She’s The Summertime and strings-driven Holding On complementing the belters. Effortlessly feel-good stuff.

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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.