EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE


"Smokin' Delta Voodoo" (Perris)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Southern-flavored hard rock is alive and well with Every Mother's Nightmare. EMN is guitar heavy and has less of a the country twang than you'd find in, say, Molly Hatchet or Lynyrd Skynyrd. EMN brings to mind both of those bands with perhaps just a little more raw nerve and, sometimes, quite a bit more kick. Another band that comes to mind when listening to EMN is Jackyl, but with more complex songwriting.

The best tracks on the CD are the CD's first track, the no-nonsense "Push," "Pray," which starts out with a smoky guitar riff that ultimately rips into solid electric chunkage,  and the moody "Kerosene." These are just the highlights; the other songs are all pretty decent, too.

Fans of Southern style hard rock - a la Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and Jackyl - will find a lot to like with Every Mother's Nightmare. The South's gonna rise again!

EMN. are: Travis Hall - guitar; Jeff Caughron - guitar; Rick Ruhl - vocals; Kris "Newt" Beavers - drums; Troy Fleming - bass.

For more information, please visit http://www.emnonline.net or http://www.perrisrecords.com


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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