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From the Fires

From the Fires

by Greta Van FleetGreta Van Fleet


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Do you like Led Zeppelin? Mitten State retro-rockers Greta Van Fleet sure do, and their debut long-player -- it's actually a pair of combined EPs -- delivers enough Plant-induced "Oh mamas," genuine Page-turners, and cavernous Bonham-esque beats to reforge the hammers of the gods ten times over. Comparisons to the band's 1980s doppelgängers Kingdom Come are inevitable, but unlike those Zep clones, who arrived at a time when hard rock and hair metal were still fairly relevant, Greta Van Fleet are outliers, a trad rock band in an era that's more concerned with EDM drops than hot licks. Still, their unbridled enthusiasm for all things classic rock is kind of endearing -- their oldest members were barely of legal drinking age at the time of the recording -- and that fresh-faced approach to such well-worn tropes helps elevate the material. It's awfully easy to spot the Zep cut that served as the inspiration for each song -- "Safari Song" ("In My Time of Dying"), "Flower Power" ("Hey, Hey, What Can I Do"), "Highway Tune" ("The Rover"), etc. -- but there really isn't an iota of cynicism to be found. The future will not be too kind if subsequent efforts continue to climb the stairway to heaven, but there are worse ways to get your Led out. Ramble on, gents.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2017
Label: Republic
UPC: 0602567126034
catalogNumber: 002767502
Rank: 583


  1. Safari Song
  2. Edge of Darkness
  3. Flower Power
  4. A Change Is Gonna Come
  5. Highway Tune
  6. Meet on the Ledge
  7. Talk on the Street
  8. Black Smoke Rising

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Greta Van Fleet   Primary Artist
Samuel Francis Kiszka   Bass
Daniel Robert Wagner   Percussion
Joshua Michael Kiszka   Vocals
Jacob Thomas Kiszka   Guitar

Technical Credits

Sam Cooke   Composer
Herschel Boone   Vocal Producer
Sutton   Producer,Engineer
Marlon Young   Producer,Engineer
Richard John Thompson   Composer
Ashley Pawlak   Art Direction,Cover Art
Samuel Francis Kiszka   Composer
Daniel Robert Wagner   Composer
Joshua Michael Kiszka   Composer
Jacob Thomas Kiszka   Composer

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