Folklore and Superstition

Studio Album by released in 2008

Folklore and Superstition review

Black Stone Cherry's anticipated sophomore effort

Folklore And Superstition is the second album by a Kentucky band Black Stone Cherry and quite an anticipated one for the collective's eponymous debut record released in 2006 was a real furor. The point is that despite the obvious resemblances with some famous bands like, for instance, Led Zeppelin, the band has managed to create its own unique style that distinguishes it against the background of other rock collectives. In their native town Edmonton known for being a part of the area where no alcohol can be purchased the four guys are everybody's favorites and by the time they started to record their songs practically the whole Kentucky had already known of them. The band members' talent demonstrated on the debut album has attracted a huge number of fans to them which is sure to increase with the release of the sophomore effort. Flawless powerful guitars and drums and roaring vocals on Folklore And Superstition sound so impressive that one can only guess what happens on Black Stone Cherry's live performances. No doubt, this album will find itself among the best rock records of the year and it will be quite an undertaking to outshine it.

Folklore And Superstition can by no means be called monotonous

Although all the tracks on Folklore And Superstition last around four minutes it can by no means be called monotonous for the themes, rhythm and attitude varies from song to song. The record opens with an imposing number Blind Man with some breathtaking guitar riffs and no less impressive vocals. Song Please Come In pleases with successful chorus and splendid instrumentation which is sure to be remembered for a long time and composition Reverend Wrinkle is interesting for the insane rock guitars and vocals which seem to break loose. A slight hint at blues on Soulcreek has refined the album though its chorus is simply destined to be performed on stage and is already supplied with the crowd's shouting, while the piano introduction on ballad Things My Father Said and the touching lyrics making outstanding as the album's most soulful composition. One of the brightest and heaviest songs on the record is Long Sleeves once again impressing with the musicians' playing whereas another ballad Peace Is Free is definitely one of the album's highlights for it contains all the rock hit's necessary components from a memorable tune to interesting metaphoric lyrics. A contagious song Devil's Queen is another example of a quality rock by Black Stone Cherry and a most beautiful ballad You also rightfully pretends to become a hit.

Musicians by birth

In a certain way the four guys that have created Black Stone Cherry practically did not have to make any effort to gain popularity for their families have determined their life creeds in many respects. The band's line-up are guitarist and vocalist Chris Robertson, whose father made guitars, guitarist Ben Wells, bassist Jon Lawhon, a jazz drummer's descendant, and drummer John Fred Young whose father and uncle are the members of a successful collective The Kentucky Headhunters. Each of the young musicians is proud of his origin and considers his duty to leave a trace in the history of their native Edmonton about Black Stone Cherry which would be no less important than those left by the other members of their families. If somebody doubts that they have not yet fulfilled their task the record Folklore And Superstition will be more than enough to make sure of the opposite. It is worth while hoping that this great band will continue recording its impressive music, and since the second album has not made us wait too long we can count on Black Stone Cherry that the third studio album will see the light of the day just in time, too.