EIGHTEENTH HOUR – Eighteenth Hour (2019)
“EIGHTEENTH HOUR“, the the new album by the American outfit by the same name, offers ten classic rock and bluesy rock songs with a dry, potent production. Something a bit different on Escape Music, a label more associated with melodic rock and AOR, as Eighteenth Hour have a modern style, yet inspired by the classics.
This is the band’s seventh album and they have landed some prestigious support slots including opening for Bon Jovi in their hometown.
The opener “Where The Truth Lies“ or the powerful “Try“ as well as the melodic “Should’ve Been Gone“ are highlights for sure. The ballad “Takes Me Back“ with its beautifully-crafted guitar sticks out, too.
When they rock, they rock hard like on “Such A Shame”. A little different and very interesting is “Unnoticed”’, built on a nifty bit of percussion and deliciously groovy bit of slide guitar. Well worth a listen and adding to your playlists.
The band definitely is influenced by classic rock American acts, successfully straddling modern rock hooks and having memorable melodies to appeal to older Rock fans.
Eighteenth Hour have been steadily building a reputation for their music and live shows in and around their home town of Bethlehem PA, now with a new label and strong set of songs, they look set for global take off.
Authentic and versatile hard rock music in American fashion with a slice of modernity.
Different and good. Strongly Recommended
01 – Where the Truth Lies
02 – In Denial
03 – Try 3:22
04 – Damage Done
05 – Takes Me Back
06 – Such a Shame
07 – Unnoticed
08 – Should’ve Been Gone
09 – The Rising
10 – All This Time
David Zullo (guitar)
Geoff Houser (vocals, guitar)
Jim Touchton (bass)
Tom Chaffier (drums)