Wednesday, March 7, 2012

CD Review: Attention "Mission Control" It's Black Rock Revival

The trio of Sebastian (The Leader), Hype (The Beat Master) and Blue (The Bass Man) are better known by their group name, the Black Rock Revival. Their debut album was released in 2010 and gained some minor media attention, especially on college radio. Black Rock Revival has returned last year with a new album entitled “Mission Control” and are currently heard on over 100 radio stations throughout the U.S. Their music combines the funk, rock and soul into a flurry of fun, upbeat music that keeps you on your toes.

The new album introduces you to their funk side with the 1-minute instrumental “First Contact” before heading into the Jimi Hendrix, Band of Gypsy's sounding “Mission Control.” Between the beats and the bass groove, Sebastian’s funky guitar becomes the focus on songs like “Genetic Trait” and “Heavy Head.” Black rock Revival show off their rock influences on the bluesy sounding “Devil Comes To Town” and the heavy funk-attack of “Lola Falana.” They scatter their soul groove throughout the album with “Human Resource” and “You’d Better Come,” before closing the album with the Lenny Kravitz, guitar-driven “Keep It Together.”

The band will be performing at the SXSW festival on March 15, performing songs from their two original albums as well as covers from some of rocks greatest. For more information on Black Rock Revival, check-out their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BlackRockRevival.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well what did you think of the album? What is your opinion?