Roadsaw has been reliving the 70’s rock scene for the past 18 years with their brand of rock-n-roll blues and sleazy fuzzed guitars. The sixth effort, a self-titled album, from the Boston band is large and in charge. The album kicks off with a catchy tune, “Dead and Buried”, with crunchy guitars that burst into badass solos and bluesy cries. The beat is thick and dominated by the skins of the drum and a chorus that’s a clash of beautiful and growly rock. “Weight of Gold” skips in much quicker and showcases some impressive shredding. The next track, “Thinking of Me” is a head nodding tune that is groovy as hell while kissing me with sweetened rock guitar moments throughout.
“Long in the Tooth” is bluesy with a purpose. Again, just like the previous track, the track is groovy. I mean to say that it has the booty shaking bass. This track lends itself nicely to some psychedelic guitar playing that gravitates itself around my head in a way best experienced with your fat ass padded headphones. [if you don’t own some padded earphones…get some…screw those “ear buds”. Serious.] “Low Down” is another catchy chorus with classic rock supporting it on all fronts that I dare you to try to keep out of your head. Some of my favorite lyrics this year. I can relate.
The next track matches the title well, “The Getaway.” The pace makes your heart race. You feel like you doing 120 to get away from something. A little quicker pace than some of the other tracks but it fits nicely. I dig the lyrics on this track too. We return to a slower pace with a killer beat, “Motel Shoot Out.” A real catchy tune. The longest track is next, “Electric Heaven”, which is tuned out and covered with the biggest cannabis trichomes ever. [look it up if your confused] This song really puts the band into the stoner rock section.
“Too Much Is Not Enough” rocks out with…you know. A tune that highlights more of the bands influences from punk and/or British rock. The time is even punk at 2:18. They fit it within the album well because the musicians and producers understand how rock has evolved and respect it. “Song X” is another catchy sumbitch that keeps creeping into my mind whilst doing mindless tasks. “The Thrill is Waiting” is a great way to finish this album because its goes to the albums roots of the guitar and bass dance between groove and rock.
The newest effort from Roadsaw is damn good rock-n-roll. In my humble opinion, the band pushes themselves into some great areas of rock and music. I hope we see more from this happy marriage of Small Stone Records and Roadsaw. Stoner rock needs guys like this that continue to endure and subtly push the genre into other areas. Love to see you tour up this way too. Bet it’s a hell of a show.