Black Water Rising - Black Water Rising (2010) (Full Album)
A great modern rock record that pays tribute to its influences but retains plenty of individual spontaneity. Black Water Rising is a fairly new band on the scene. Their self titled debut incorporates elements of Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and Black Label Society to create a heavy modern rock sound that can at times be both hard hitting and melodic, often simultaneously. They feature full throated, melodic vocals with plenty of snarl. The band's first full length release is an aggressive record that shows the band creating what some may dub a radio ready sound, but it is done without sacrificing good songwriting, excellent lead and rhythm guitars, a visible rhythm section, and intelligent lyrics. The bands opts for a lot of distorted mid tempo rockers but isn't afraid to speed up the tempo, create atmosphere, or play a freakout solo. The band will impress you with their ability to remind you of 90's rock past glories without coming across as campy or self pitying. It is a greatly consistent record that will leave you wondering why this band hasn't broken big yet. Tracklist for Black Water Rising: 1. "The Mirror" 2. "Brother Go On" 3. "Hate Machine" 4. "Black Bleeds Through" 5. "Blessed" 6. "No Halos" 7. "Living Proof" 8. "Rise" 9. "The River" 10. "Sale On Your Soul" 11. "Burn It Down"