IV

IV

by Maylene & the Sons Of Disaster
     
 
For some heavy metal bands, such words as "growth" and "maturation" to describe a new album could signal the beginning of the end. But both descriptions are fitting -- in a good way -- on the fourth release overall by Southern metallists Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, imaginatively titled IV. On their earlier

Overview

For some heavy metal bands, such words as "growth" and "maturation" to describe a new album could signal the beginning of the end. But both descriptions are fitting -- in a good way -- on the fourth release overall by Southern metallists Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, imaginatively titled IV. On their earlier releases, the group's singer, Dallas Taylor, relied a bit too much on Phil Anselmo-isms (namely, hollering). But on IV, the group focuses more on the Southern rock side of things, and injects more melody into the proceedings to boot. A perfect example of this hybrid is the tune "Faith Healer (Bring Me Down)," which is so melodic that it sounds like it could be an honest-to-goodness rock radio hit. Elsewhere, the aforementioned "boogie element" is much more apparent, especially on such selections as "In Dead We Dream" (which contains a gargantuanly greasy riff that would make both Clutch and Down green with envy), "Open Your Eyes," "Taking on Water," "Fate Games," and "Cat's Walk." And like all good Southern rockers past and present, Maylene & the Sons of Disaster just can't turn down an opportunity to pick up their acoustics and strum away, as evidenced by "Drought of '85." However, to keep listeners on their toes, the album closes with an artsy-fartsy bit, "Off to the Laughing Place." If you're looking for some modern-day muscular boogie, you've come to the right place with Maylene & the Sons of Disaster's IV.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2011
Label:
Ferret Records
UPC:
0828136014223
catalogNumber:
60142
Rank:
88701

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maylene & the Sons Of Disaster   Primary Artist
Brian Virtue   Percussion,Keyboards
Johnny Andrews   Background Vocals
Chris Bradley   Bass
Rob Graves   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Miles McPherson   Drums
Jacob Louis Duncan   Guitar
Mark Holman   Vocals,Background Vocals
Dallas Taliaferro Taylor   Vocals
Chad David Huff   Guitar
Bradley Kristen Lehmann   Bass
Reginald Glenn Duncan   Pedal Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Brian Virtue   Producer,Engineer
Tim Borror   Booking
Stephen Hutton   Management
Rob Graves   Producer
Carl Schultz   Publicity
Forefathers   Layout
Daniel B. Towner   Instrumentation
Bert Landry   Management

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