Label: Cobraside Distribution
Release Date:28th August 2015
Moonbow hail from Kentucky and “Volto Del Demone” is the follow up to their debut album "The End of Time" in 2013 and is an unexpected treasure.
Its an acoustic album that has thrilled me, getting me in a complete spin, its bluesy, country rock inspired tracks are totally absorbing , you are hooked after the first listen. Opening with blues infused fiddles , the mouth organs and beats transport you to the deep South and flow into your consciousness as the “Devils Floor” wraps around your soul , it’s a pure stoner tune and whets your appetite for the rest of the album.
Vocalist Matt Bischoffs vocals are awash with bourbon and hazy smoke filled bars, reminding me at times of the great Layne Staley, this guy has an awesome , mesmerizing voice as he commands you to “Take Me Home” I simply love the slide guitar and chilled out vibe.
One of the Album highlights is the title track “Volto Del Demone” it’s a slow burner that builds into something spine tingling ,totally absorbing with the violins and soul of the deepest Southern Blues ,hell pass that bottle of Jack and immerse yourself in the rhythm of Moonbow.
“The Wait” takes you onto a ferris wheel of stoner inspired rock as the wheel spins the chorus echoes , sinking deep into your mind.
“Memories Ahead” melodies wash over you and immerse you in their soulful presence. “Misson 35” has you tapping your feet and jumping on the tables , boogying into the night. Only downer for me on here is “One Way to Die” I dunno it just didn’t shake my tree.
Skip forward to amazing highlight track of the album “Face of The Demon” it’s a song I have played continuously its an atmospheric singalong number that’s ethereal, quirky and a bit strange just like me !! It rocks your soul , I just adore this tune! A totally addictive and absorbing finish, my partner listened to this song and rung 999 ha ha she thought I had lost it !! I am shocked at how much I enjoyed and in fact love this album, being a proper Metal Head grrr!! But not totally closed minded This album has possibly become one of the best acoustic releases I have ever listened to( including Alice In Chains Unplugged!) and enjoyed and will again and again to the end of time.
Review : Seb Di Gatto Score :9/10
2.Take Me Home
3.Volto Del Demone
7.One Way To Die
8.Face of The Demon
Members: Matt Bischoff-Vocals David McElfresh-Guitars Ryan McAllister-Bass Steve Earle-Drum