Released: 2011, Rustler Fox Records
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Some people will know of Russ Diapper as the lead singer of Gecko, a band who in their own right have had moderate success. With NO CURE FOR CURIOSITY, Diapper has stretched his creative muscles on his own with some interesting successes and a few misfires along the way.
Taking queues from his Gecko back ground Diapper is mixing rock with blues and adding a little sleaze in places , show casing how strong his writing can be, this is especially apparent on songs like Ain't No Rich Man and Keepin Me Alive. By the end of the album it sounds like he is starting to tap in to what the blues is about and trying to force it.
The misfires tend to come with some creative decisions; using a lord hailer on a slow blues jam, having the vocals on some tracks like Ego Star sitting way too high in the mix making them over powering.
On a whole it's a decent first attempt at a solo album from Diapper, it's good at what it does, but never really reaches its full potential. Definitely sounds like he has a lot more to give and will only get better with his future efforts.
Review by: Neurie