TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION - ROLLIN'
Metal To Infinity
for about five years now, five-piece Texas Hippie Coalition has two two albums
running so far. “Pride Of Texas” came as first followed by the new album
entitled “Rollin” released through Craved Records in 2010. Available as
digipack, this effort really blows you apart in a merciless way! They look like
true bikers and I'm sure everyone in Texas Hippie Coalition rides his own horse
of steel following the wheels crossing the American freeways.
haired, fully tattooed singer Big Dad Rich made the following statement:
“We’re as southern as southern can be… we’re as outlaw as we can get…
we’re metal with a southern rock and roll spirit… we’re a band of
outlaws”. Well, believe me on my word, this is exactly what THC is all about.
Don’t misunderstand the expression on the word “Outlaw” - all has to do
with their own ideas of making music. I can deal with this kind expression due
to these guys are just freebird musicians not following the mainstream, fashion
minded alleys of Rock / Metal music… I'm sure modern trends makes them
“Pissed Of And Mad About It”.
impression on the entire new album “Rollin” allows me to say this is a
really heavy product. To name a few related albums (based on both music and
vocals) I’d like to write down the following: Pantera (“Vulgar Display Of
Power” and “The Great Southern Trendkill” period), early Lynyrd Skynyrd /
Blackfoot / Molly Hatchet, Michael Katon, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Zakk Wylde &
BLS, St. Madness, Hellyeah, Thunderbrew, American Motherload and Leslie West
among others. Basically Texas Hippie Coalition brings on a great blend of
multiple styles of music and does it with a lot of elegance in pride and glory,
pure Texas styled!
right Big Dad Ritch is the most suited frontman for a band like this – this
impressive, evil looking person must have lungs as big and powerful as the
exhaust from an Indian Larry custom bike. I’d like to describe him as a
meeting between Phil Anselmo (Pantera) and Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society). Not
an issue for Ritch using his throat in a rough and raw or more lower and cleaner
way as well – absolutely not an issue for him to take care of it all.
song on the album ‘Intervention’ immediately seized me by the throat. Great
vocals supported by the extreme powers of both axemen armed with ultra,
heavy-laden moves. If that ain’t enough, the man behind the drumkit and
present bass wielder are also there blowing up the power reaching a very high
level. Better make sure your heart can stand more of this way heaviness because
‘Flawed’, ‘Rollin’ have about an equal character – full force ahead
and Pantera (including the almighty Dimebag Darrell) fans can raise their fists
up in the sky. Followers of Black Label Society featuring almighty Zakk
Wylde’s way of singing / guitar picking should have hear songs like ‘Groupie
Girl’ and ‘Beg’. ‘Cocked And Loaded’ represents once again what a
great singer Texas Hippie Coalition has within its ranks.
me, it has been proven that THC is a real good formation! Listening to “Rollin’”
in combination with boozing buckets of beer during a hang out session with
soulmates allows me to have a real good time. Groovy and heavy laden guitar
riffs, outstanding leads and of course Big Dad Ritch – the ultimate outlaw
with a mighty and unique throat. Hard Rockin’ Metal from Texas those who let
the good times keep on Rollin’ On! Check them out: http://thcoutlaw.com/
My Points: 86 / 100 (Review by Stefan)
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