DAVID REAVIS BAND

"Turn" (D.R.B. Records; 2013)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

According to their page on CD Baby, the David Reavis Band's CD, "Turn," is "an original collection of hot funky blues metal alternative rock." As I listened to the first track, "Useless Conversation," I was reminded of the bands I heard often at the annual Blues & Brews events in Laughlin, NV, so, yes, "funky blues" fit. But where was the "metal" or alternative" sound?

And then guitarist and band namesake David Reavis started playing leads and, oh, man, there's where the metal influences are. The guy plays fiery lead guitar, lighting up each and every track with blistering leads that ignite the band's bluesy sound and drive it up a notch. I mean, most of the good blues bands I've seen have amazing guitarists but Reavis bumps it up, giving his band and its music a bigger, brighter sound. These guys must be awesome live.

Fans of blues rock will find a lot to like on "Turn," and those who like their music with a little more oomph will like what Reavis' fretwork adds to an already impressive package.

For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/theDavidReavisBand.  

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

 

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