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Album of the day: Stone Axe – Stone Axe II (Ripple Music)

Posted on Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Über Röck: Stone Axe aren’t out to reinvent the wheel, they’re out to keep it round in a world that’s decided it would be better off square,” so says the bio of Washington state’s Stone Axe; well, you can say that again.

Seventies rock preservation is indeed the order of the day on this, the band’s second full album. Recreating the sounds of their undoubted heroes, AC/DC and Thin Lizzy among others, becomes a full on pastiche at times; the first example being a song titled ‘We Know It’s Still Rock ‘n’ Roll’ which is so startlingly like ‘Dirty Deeds’ era DC that it could easily be a ‘lost’ track from said sessions.

Later in the album ‘Those Were The Golden Days’ tips its hat so firmly toward Thin Lizzy that it borders on plagiarism, vocalist Dru Brinkenhoff taking it down a few registers from Bon Scott to a more than passable Lynott, so much so that you wonder is he metal’s answer to Joe Longthorne.

Continue reading: Uberrock Stone Axe – ‘Stone Axe II’ (Ripple Music).

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