Voodoo Six: Songs To Invade Countries To

Decent fourth album from Iron Maiden support.

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Continuing the recent good‐time tide of 21st‐century classic rock – in the retro‐meets‐modern vein of Tracer, Black Spiders, The Treatment and others – London’s Voodoo Six come bearing a hard, dusty‐desert‐driving dose of crunch’n’rock.

Passion and technical proficiency isn’t lacking. Impressive solos and cool off‐beat rhythms kick out in the joyful, dirty likes of Your Way. Luke Purdie growls and roars like Chris Cornell hitting the wine, adding to the rugged but rich sound they purvey. Poets they are not – ships go down, you ‘sink or swim’, things are ‘written on your skin’ which ‘pull you from within’… Not that lyrical fireworks are crucial, but when venomous, fuzzed riffs start to wander, it becomes slightly heavy handed in places.

There’s little doubt watching Voodoo Six live will always be a happy prospect, and maybe that’s the difficulty here – the whole atmosphere just cries out for a live space.

Polly Glass
Deputy Editor, Classic Rock

Polly is deputy editor at Classic Rock magazine, where she writes and commissions regular pieces and longer reads (including new band coverage), and has interviewed rock's biggest and newest names. She also contributes to Louder, Prog and Metal Hammer and talks about songs on the 20 Minute Club podcast. Elsewhere she's had work published in The Musician, delicious. magazine and others, and written biographies for various album campaigns. In a previous life as a women's magazine junior she interviewed Tracey Emin and Lily James – and wangled Rival Sons into the arts pages. In her spare time she writes fiction and cooks.