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 Post subject: Dixie Witch - Let It Roll
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:29 am 

Joined: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:08 am
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
Forgot to put this up last week when it went up on Ripple. Am I really the first one to review this tape? It rocks!


Now this is my kinda album - no ballads, no keyboards, no acoustic guitars! Dixie Witch is a band you can count on for heads down, no nonsense boogie. Anything less from a Texas three piece rock band would be complete heresy. Let It Roll is the first Dixie Witch album since 2006 and marks the debut of new guitarist Joshua "JT" Todd Smith alongside the usual rhythm section of bassist Curt "CC" Christenson and singing drummer Trinidad Leal.

Right out of the gate, the band hits hard on the opening title track and you'll be reaching for the volume knob. Is that the new Dixie Witch? WELL, TURN IT UP! The intensity picks up on the 2nd song "Boogie Man." For those of you who have been waiting the past 30 years for The Rods to write a follow up to "Rock Hard," your time has come. This song is the perfect blend of Blackfoot and early Krokus (some of their early tapes are pretty good, and you know it). "The High Deal" is a great song to fire up at quitting time as you go space trucking to happy hour. There's also a great song called "Anthem" that thankfully has absolutely nothing in common with the Rush song of the same name.

There isn't a dud on this entire record. 10 songs kick ass songs in 36 minutes will leave you wanting more. The production is great, heavy but not metal guitar sounds, pounding drums and thunderous bass. Let It Roll was designed to be played loud in a moving vehicle. Rather than write about it, that's exactly what I'm gonna do right now. ... -roll.html

More rocking, less technology.

 Post subject: Re: Dixie Witch - Let It Roll
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:12 pm 

Joined: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:59 am
Posts: 349
Location: London
Heard a lot of this last month when they rolled up with Sasquatch and Roadsaw. New songs were solid and the new guitarist has some funky riffs. Trinidad is the man.

 Post subject: Re: Dixie Witch - Let It Roll
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:04 pm 
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Posts: 549
Location: Sonora California
Dixie Witch rules. I'm quite happy with the new album.


 Post subject: Re: Dixie Witch - Let It Roll
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:19 pm 

Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:48 am
Posts: 29
I've been a DW fan for a long time. I like the new album, but it's taking me a bit to get used to it. The new guitarist is a great player, but he just has a different sound in some respects. The use of the wah on the solos is difficult for my ears to get used to hearing on a DW album. Seems like Trinidad's vocals get buried in the mix occasionally too. Overall a good album. Just gonna have to accept that things change sometimes, I guess.

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