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Released: 2010, Frontiers
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
Kip Winger and his brother Nate have re-vitalized their old band Blackwood Creek to give the public a sampling of what they once were. While it’s not too far removed from some of Kip’s Winger stuff it does have a bit more of a simple Rock approach to it and is slightly less technical from a musical stance.
This is your basic guitar driven Hard Rock. Heavier than alot of the Winger material, especially “Out In Outer Space” which kicks off the album.This is heavier than anything Winger did on the last couple of albums. While the majority of the album is Hard Rock, in true Kip style you do get a couple of ballad-esque numbers. This guy knows how to write some really great songs and “After Your Heart” and “Wooden Shore” are prime examples of this. Kip can go from composing he aformentioned slow numbers to an all out heavy one like “Rack Of Greed”.
Blackwood Creek’s simple approach to music serves them well. This straightforward Hard Rock album sounds great from beginning to end and will be a well listened to album this year.
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