Todd Anthony Joos & The Revelators – The Burden
(Cellar Records Recording / Sound Cellar Music – 2017)
These guys are from Illinois and have a liking for White Rock – as in the odd biblical subject now and again not pure heroin or coke (best set the records right from the start).
It's Southern, it's Grunge with a bluesiness and it's all sorts of crossover if that makes sense with this being the bands fifth album at the time. Highlights the opening gritty riffed 'Toxic'; the grungey blues dirge of 'Truth And Lies'; the Jesus themed 'Bought And Sold' and the hammon filled balladeering 'Victory'.
By Glenn Milligan