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BULLHOUNDS, THE - Protector - CD - RockBastard Records - 2014

The Bullhounds self-declared purpose is to deliver that pure and basic rock 'n' roll feel of old, suggesting at the overproduction that is typically practiced these days. Stylistically, this is a success: Protector is unadulterated rock through and through.

The band includes former and current members of the southern rock band The Georgia Satellites as well as Peter Stroud and Danish business man Erling Daell as the frontman. The playing is confident, and has that primordial, effective rock and roll vibe. The songs are catchy and fun, at times sounding like a softer version of AC/DC or The Rolling Stones, featuring slightly clichéd lyrics that are nonetheless simple, direct and true ("Make It" is a representative manifest, and we bring you one of its verses to demonstrate: "Strike a chord / Let it ring / Write a song / Let it sing").

There's one thing that does not quite click though, and that's the vocals. Daell is far from being a natural singer, as there's really nothing melodic to his coarse voice. While the singer manages to partially make up for that with his enthusiasm and delivery, the result is still lacking, especially in the more delicate numbers (such as "Moments," which simply should have been left out). (6.75/10)

 

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