Scott H. Biram seems the kind of guy that will bring you on the verge of tears with a colorful story and then tells you to fuck off ‘cause he doesn’t want you to spill your tears in his scotch. With a sound that can best be described as a mix of Delta blues, authentic country, a bit of gospel and a decidedly punk attitude, Biram will shake up your world with “Something’s Wrong / Lost Forever”. It’s the first album he recorded in his home studio and with all the little mistakes left on the album, it only makes things warmer and more honest.
Opener “Time Flies” could be the one of the best songs the Black Keys haven’t written yet while “Sinkin’ Down” is downright beautiful. “Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue” is pure and authentic country that comes before “Judgment Day” is let loose. Better hold on, it’s a fast one and one of the best songs on a great album! Another highlight is “I Feel So Fine” which sees Biram teaming up with The Black Diamond Heavies for an all-out rock n roll barroom brawler.
While the album itself may sound like a broken record, Biram never does. Instead he proves that he can rock with the best of them even though his talents truly shine on the more mellow moments.
Score: 8.5 out of 10
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