Sunday 28 April 2019
Steamhammer - Mountains (1970)
The third album from this British band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, bass, harmonica, organ, guitars and vocals.
The band was as blues-rock band in the British blues tradition and they released four albums. On one of the albums, the band also ventured into progressive rock territory. That was on the previous album.
I would say there is still some progressive rock hovering around in this album, Mountains.
The main focus is a mix of blues and rock, though.
The vocals are pretty raunchy and the music is dominated by some really bluesy guitars and bass.
The music on the harder side of the blues spectrum. Not as hard as Led Zeppelin's take on blues. But still hard enough to turn someone of this music.
Gentle hard rock, I feel tempted to label the music on this album.
The forty minutes of music contains a mix of songs and some more bluesy jam pieces. And the music is interesting, although never good.
I have a small soft spot for albums like this. A good hard rocking album with some good guitars. Albums like this one.