The Hidden Hand - Resurrection Of Whiskey Foote
- Artist: The Hidden Hand
- Album: Resurrection Of Whiskey Foote
- Label: Southern Lord
- Year of Release: 2007
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- Reviewed by: dscanland on 2007-04-04
The Hidden Hand returns with their third full length album and mighty slab of modern metal meets classic rock. The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote is a sonic album even with the songs that hardly have a tempo ("Spiritually Bereft"). Bassist Bruce Falkinburgh said that this album "is less of a concept album but more like snapshots of episodes of a larger story." The album does seem to come as a package though. If you've been following this band, you will remember that the main vocalist/songwriter is none other than Scott "Wino" Weinrich, of great bands like Saint Vitus and The Obsessed. This is his new home though and his songwriting has become so solid that you feel like there isn't a bad song on Whiskey Foote.
If you would like to head straight to the classic rock side of things then head straight to track 5, "The Lesson". It just has that lovely groove of many Southern Rock bands. You might even liken this and a couple others to Clutch.
The Hidden Hand doesn't go for speed. Instead, they go for sonic intensity and that's what you get on every song here. Many of the songs have that Southern boogie feel, like "Majestic Presence". If you like Clutch or many of those bands who use a groove in their metal then The Hidden Hand will be one of your next favorite bands.
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