(Small Stone Records 2012) www.smallstone.com
Infernal Overdrive are a four piece fronted by Marc Schleicher (lead guitar/vocals) and they meld classic 70′s rock from the likes of Cactus, Grand Funk Railroad, Blue Oyster Cult and more modern bands like QOTSA and Soundgarden.
The band do get lumped in with the stoner rock bands, which for the most part is a key component of their sound but grab a listen to ‘The Edge’ and you’d swear it was BOC in their swaggering prime. ‘Cage’ is another groove filled rocker and they tear through a cover of Ace Frehley’s ‘Rip It Out’. All through the album the guitars keep up a series of classy solos and big, thick riffs. Quick mention to the drums played by Mike Bennett, who fits a couple of drum solos into songs and pounds the skins like a man possessed.
Highly enjoyable album and they deserve a place in the stoner rock fans collection plus those who like classic 70′s US rock from the likes of Grand Funk Railroad et al.
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Power Plays w/c 31 August 2015
EAT THE GUN Electric Life (SPV)
JAMES STEVENSON Twilight Riders (indie)
THE JOKERS Run 4 Cover (SPV)
IAN PROWSE & PAULINE SCANLON Mississippi Beat (indie)
Q-BOX Burn (indie)
THE DELTA SAINTS Into The Morning (earMUSIC)
MADHOUSE You Want More (ICM)
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10:00-12:00 LIONCAGE Done At Last (Escape Music)
12:00-13:00 NEWMAN The Elegance Machine (AOR Heaven)
14:00-16:00 DANNI NICHOLLS Mockingbird Lane (indie)