Year Long Disaster
"Year Long Disaster"

(Volcom Entertainment 2007)Year Long Disaster - Year Long Disaster

With a devilish blend of classic rock like ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath along with a touch of the flair of metal, Year Long Disaster's debut is shrieking vocals and powerful guitar riffs. Maybe this is not as surprising once you consider that the band's singer and guitar player is Daniel Davies, son of The Kinks' Dave Davies. Rounding out the band's line-up is bassist Rich Mullins (formerly of stoner/psychedelic rock band Karma to Burn) and drummer Brad Hargreaves (of alt pop darlings Third Eye Blind). Talk about an unlikely combination.

A confident Year Long Disaster reels fans in with a chugging riff and the take charge vocals on opening track "Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu" while "Cold Killer" continues the hard rock meets metal sound with thick reverberating riffs. The shuffling guitar rhythm of "Leda Atomica" brings to mind ZZ Top's "La Grange" as the jaunty rhythm and echoing slide guitar on "The Fool And You" keeps the bearded trio's mindset. Big riffs match an equally large sound from pounding drums on the melody-laced "Sapphire."

Davies' shrieking vocals are a constant point of focus throughout Year Long Disaster's self-titled debut while notable riffs take a backseat, popping up only here and there to move things along. Although Year Long Disaster get off to a strong start, the middle of the album seems to wander off before pulling itself back on course. Cautiously dipping their collective toe in to the pool, Year Long Disaster offers up an intriguing debut.

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