If you like raw, riffy, hard rocking metal…this is for you. From beginning to end, this album is chock full of some of the nastiest rhythm grooves you will ever hear. Pure speaker candy with motor-like riffage. The sound quality is very upfront, and will punish the finest of speakers. The vocals are fantastic. This album literally fell in my lap on the web like it was destined for my collection. It should be destined for yours.
BLACK WATER RISING is a collection of soul baring, angst ridden, riff heavy material that is proudly anchored in the foundations of traditional Hard Rock song writing. Giant guitar driven monster riffs served up on a bed of crushing grooves with soaring melodic vocals and big hooks. Basically, NO FRILLS RIFF ROCK! Lyrically the message is socially and politically driven by the dark times we live in. With darkness seemingly growing by the day, BLACK WATER RISING is a name that fits this band like a glove. Crank up your speakers, sit back, spark a bat, and let the music tell the rest of the story… ”One of the most promising in the current crop of heavy bands. The self titled debut is a smoking show-case of huge tones and brutal riffs.” – Matt Blackett – Guitar Player Magazine
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I initially heard of Black Water Rising through MySpace of all places. I can safely say that BWR is pure, unadulterated rock and roll. If you like heavy music, melodic riffs, and old style heavy metal, you will love this album. Take one part Black Sabbath, one part Black Label Society, add a dash of Monster Magnet, and top with a hint of Zepplin.
A great debut cd from a band that just plain rocks.Anyone that loves hardrock will love this band, you won’t be dissapointed.