American Mafia - 'Rock N' Roll Hit Machine' (Grooveyard Records) Print
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Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 26 March 2015 03:40

amerimafiacover300Never has a title been so apt. This is pure top shelf, retro gold.

 

On paper it could be a disaster: blues-based, melodic classic rock built around the duo of guitarist Tom Jude and bass player Freddy Villano, with an assortment of singers - six in total. You'd think a few would be hit and, more than likely, a high percentage would be a miss but far, far from it.

 

This plays like the best classic rock album you've never heard.

 

Bad Company, early Aerosmith, Foreigner, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Tesla  - you'd listen to that compilation, right? That's the kind of groove that American Mafia have rekindled and it's to their immense credit that they have produced a memorable, rock radio friendly, classic hard rock sound that makes you realise why those aforementioned bands are held in such high esteem.

 

Your favourite song may depend on which voice you prefer but you'll be impressed by all 12 tracks on offer - this will also makes you realise that certain bands are still afloat because of nostalgia as none of them have released anything this good since their heyday. Sliding it in they ain't....

 

Classic rock. Still rocking like a hurricane.

 

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