Friday, September 9, 2016

50SHR #50: Full Blown Mosey (Wyoming)

 
50 STATES OF HARD ROCK #50: WYOMING



Band: Full Blown Mosey
Release: Temporal Cadence
Year: 2008
Line-up: Kirk Warren (vocals, bass), Rocky Harting (lead guitar), Greg Scott (rhythm guitar), Dale Ortega (drums).

Track Listing:
1. Mistaken           4:14
2. Saturday Night    2:34
3. Berserker           7:02  
4. In Reverence     2:50
5. Time the Master    6:24
6. Crazy Desire     5:08
7. Nite Drive             4:03
8. You're the Fire    3:30
9. Fast Moving Shadow    4:42
10. Now I Know      4:30










Fletchanator's comment: Closing out this countdown is Wyoming-based melodic hard rock band Full Blown Mosey. Finding a hair metal/hard rock band from this sparsely-populated country music-loving state was no easy task, so thank goodness for these guys!
This is the debut (and so far only) album by Full Blown Mosey. Although it was released in 2008 it doesn't have that "modern melodic rock" sound that a lot of 2000s releases have - it sounds like it could very easily have been recorded in 1990.
The band list influences as varied as Black Sabbath, KISS and Rush, and you can actually hear all of that in their sound. On songs like Berserker they sound like melodic heavy metal, while on songs like Crazy Desire and Fast Moving Shadow they have a 1980s KISS hard rock sound. And there's moments of prog rock influences in there, although thankfully not a lot.
Singer Kirk Warren doesn't have the strongest voice, but guitarist Rocky Harting makes up for it with some kickass guitar licks. Sadly drummer Dale Ortega died during the making of the album, which is dedicated to his memory.
Temporal Cadence is a solid low budget indy release and definitely worth checking out!


3 comments:

ed's music blog said...

a big high five buddy... a great countdown with some great stuff..cheers

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