Wedge – Killing Tongue Review

Many people say that classic rock 'n' roll is dead. However, no-one told the rockers Wedge from Berlin, Germany. Happily, they are keeping the genre alive and well....

Released by: Heavy Psych Sounds

Release Date: 9 February 2018

Genre: Hard Rock / Classic Rock

Links: Bandcamp , Facebook

 

Lineup:

Kiryk Drewinski – Guitar/ Vocals

David Gotz – Bass and Organ

Holger “The Holg” Grosser – Drums

 

Track Listing:

  1. Nothin’
  2. Lucid
  3. Tired Eyes
  4. Quarter To Dawn
  5. High Head Woman
  6. Killing Tongue
  7. Alibi
  8. Who Am I
  9. Push Air

 

Many people say that classic rock ‘n’ roll is dead. However, no-one told the rockers Wedge from Berlin, Germany. Happily, they are keeping the genre alive and well. Wedge was formed in 2014 as a modern day classic rock band that kicks ass and plays some great rockin’ tunes. The band’s name has been adopted from the first stone tool in human history. In 2014 they released a self-titled album which became a fan favourite. This year on February 9, they will release their newest album ‘Killing Tongue’. And it is a good one!

Right from the start, the first song ‘Nothin”, they display their awesome musical skills. The keyboards in the middle of this rocker are fantastic. They kick off the next song ‘Lucid’ with a catchy riff which easily gets stuck in your head quickly. The keyboards add a dimension to music which most bands don’t use; this Wedge takes full advantage of that. The song ‘Tired Eyes’ has another great keyboard sound, and there is an Allman Brothers feel to this tune. It is a Great song.

The next tune is ‘Quarter To Dawn’, it contains really awesome acoustics with an almost Latin feel to it. Kinda like an old Santana jam. They then kick it up a notch with the cool riff driven song ‘High Head Woman’. Then switching back to another great keyboard sound in the title song ‘Killing Tongue’ and it features some great guitar work. ‘Alibi’ has this great 70’s feel to it and like the next tune ‘Who Am I’, it has more great guitar riffs. And you just can’t seem to stop yourself from jamming along to the tunes. They finish strong with ‘Push Air’. This last song has more of a pop rock sound to it. You can’t help but think of The Cars when you hear this one.

You can easily hear the Deep Purple/Allman Brothers classic rock influences throughout this album. Spacey keyboards, great guitar work, some killer bass lines and drum beats drives this album from the beginning till the end. This album is great fun, and a great listen. It is highly recommended for anyone into classic rock genre. We would love to have a chance to see the band perform live.

 

Written by: Pam and Mark Schaff

Ratings: 9/10

 

 

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