Beasto Blanco – Kinetica Review

Exceptional Collaboration: Chuck and Calico Cooper Dynamic duo delivers gritty vocals and seamless depth, propelling compositions to new heights....

Released by: COP International Records

Release Date: July 26th, 2024

Genre: Hard Rock

Links: https://beastoblanco.com/

 

Line Up:

Chuck Garric (long time Alice Cooper bassist) on guitars and vocals

Calico Cooper on vocals

Brother Latham on guitars

Jan LeGrow on bass

Sean Sellers on drums 

 

Tracklist:

Run for Your Life

Heavy is the Head

Unreal (feat Chris Harms, Lord of the Lost)

Kill Us Off with a Smile

Slide

Skull Rider

Lowlands

Diamonds in the Dirt

Bad Thoughts

Fight

 

 

Chuck Garric proclaims “Proceed with Caution” as Beasto Blanco’s latest offering commences with a vigor that has become synonymous with the band since their inception in 2012. The exceptional dual collaboration of Chuck and Calico Cooper consistently delivers this energy, with Garric adeptly managing guitar duties, akin to his role for Calico’s father, Alice Cooper. Garric’s vocals imbue the tracks with a distinctively gritty texture, while Cooper (Calico, not Alice) seamlessly layers in additional depth, propelling the compositions forward with a force and dynamism that surpasses expectations.

The production, helmed by Chris Harms (of Lord Of The Lost), demonstrates a mastery of grand, expansive, and multi-layered arrangements, evident in the monumental feel of each track. Even quieter moments, such as ‘Kill Us Off with a Smile‘, showcasing Calico’s vocal prowess, possess an immersive quality that beckons to be experienced at full volume. Jan LeGrow’s bass work shines on ‘Slide‘, adding to the gritty sonic landscape that complements Garric’s vocals. It serves as a fitting precursor to ‘Skull Rider‘, a track that lives up to its evocative title, with Calico delivering a performance reminiscent of Lzzy Hale’s prowess.

The undeniable truth about albums of this caliber is that their quality and expertise are self-evident. It is clear that we are in the presence of musicians who not only possess technical proficiency but also a keen understanding of what constitutes a compelling musical composition. This album demands attention, causing delays in critical evaluations as listeners are compelled to immerse themselves fully in its sonic tapestry. We extend our gratitude to the artists for this captivating release, albeit with a hint of jest.

 

Score 10/10 

Reviewed by Adrian Hextall

 

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