Black Stone Cherry – Folklore And Superstition

Black Stone Cherry – Folklore And Superstition

      Eduardo Rivadavia: ‘For all its spirited, hard-hitting performances and wide-eyed country boy attitude, Black Stone Cherry’s eponymous debut still gave off a faintly fishy smell of new millennium corporate rock, with certain icy guitar tones and aluminum-plated vocal textures sounding more like Nickelback or Shinedown than honest-to-goodness Southern rock. Even so, the band’s natural songwriting instincts and overall precociousness (all four were barely past the age of twenty at the time) were enough to convince most listeners that BSC’s hearts were in the right place, and that perhaps it was only a matter of time and experience before their legitimate Kentucky roots rose to the surface. Those hopes are satisfied, in part, by 2008’s sophomore release, Folklore and Superstition, which sure feels more like a product of the band’s own creative viewpoint (as opposed to their handlers’), but doesn’t quite fulfill the earthy, Southern rock promises made by its title and accompanying swamp-and-moonshine CD art. If anything, Folklore and Superstition’s production (courtesy of the experienced Bob Marlette — Alice Cooper, Saliva, etc.) might be cleaner and sleeker than its predecessor’s, pushing crisp melodies and anthemic choruses — ….Make no mistake, Black Stone Cherry’s sound still owes as much to Alice in Chains and their infamous disciples cited above (see the dirge riffs used on weak links “Long Sleeves” and “The Keys”) as it does to Molly Hatchet; and their formerly razor sharp hard rock focus has been diluted somewhat in order to accommodate their ever expanding compositional toolkit. But Black Stone Cherry – Folklore And Superstition, imperfect as it may be, nevertheless feels like a step in the right direction for the Kentucky quartet, who simply need to keep on following their hearts, stop letting those damn Yankees polish up their records, and they’ll be bound to find their inner Skynyrd.’

 

Black Stone Cherry – Folklore And Superstition Tracklist

01. Blind Man 00:00
02. Please Come In 03:39
03. Reverend Wrinkle 07:36
04. Soul Creek 11:48
05. Things My Father Said 15:26
06. Bitter End, The 19:19
07. Long Sleeves 23:26
08. Peace Is Free 27:44
09. Devil’s Queen 31:54
10. Key, The 36:32
11. You 41:00
12. Sunrise 45:23
13. Ghost Of Floyd Collins 49:11

Black Stone Cherry - Folklore And Superstition

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