Hot Damn! Folklore and Superstition, the newest disc by Roadrunner Records artists, Black Stone Cherry is Rock and Roll the way it is meant to be played. Gritty and unpretentious with a heavy southern rock influence, this group incorporates stellar songwriting with amazing musicianship and a phenomenal production. It is the stuff metalheads and rockers dream about. Folklore and Superstition offers up nothing more than a good time and all of the songs on this disc make good on that deal, as they generally contain a catchy hook and enough swagger to satisfy even the most discriminate listener.

While I feel every song on this record seriously kicks ass, there were a few that I had to hit rewind on and listen to repeatedly. The riff driven “Reverend Wrinkle” is one of those tunes. From the very first note the groove seeps into your soul and becomes so infectious, you cannot help but move to it. Most definitely, a tune to be played on a hot summer night cranked to eleven with the windows rolled down.

“Soul Creek” is another one of those tunes, but for a different reason. While this song also has a great riff it also includes some awesome guitar shredding and great big production with huge a huge chorus and background vocals.

Even the string laced ballad “Things My Father Said” is a great tune. Yes, it is a bit on the commercial side, but it is easy to see this tune lighting up the all request lines at your local rock station. This record is good… REALLY GOOD. It should be a necessary addition to any music lover’s collection.  [ END ]

Track Listing:

01. Blind Man
02. Please Come In
03. Reverend Wrinkle
04. Soulcreek
05. Things My Father Said
06. The Bitter End
07. Long Sleeves
08. Peace Is Free
09. Devils Queen
10. The Key
11. You
12. Sunrise
13. Ghost Of Floyd Collins

Run Time: 53:02