Okay, let’s not beat around the bush. No need to try to get clever by forcing the band into one of the myriad post-this or that-core genres that people use to sound knowledgable and hip. This is classic rock and that is all you need to know. And why not, classic rock as a style has endured for many decades now because it is regarded as…well, classic….the clue is in the title. Try to keep up, people.
With the various members growing up on the likes of AC/DC, Foo Fighters and Gary Moore and hailing from the same town as Iron Maiden tub-thumper, Janick Gers, it was perhaps inevitable that Four Colour Ghosts would go down such a route. Again I ask, why the hell not? With so many rock bands trying to gene-splice the genre with everything from punk to funk and from rap to pop-pap as a way of trying to stand out, it was about time that someone got back to basics and reminded us of the sheer joys of just rocking out.
To this end, they take the reliable on-off, quiet-loud template and wander between lulling interludes and sky-scraping crescendos and then for the last third of the song they dispense with the idea of creating understated pauses between the sonic waves and just go for it. The drums crash, the bass pounds and the lead guitarist turns the volume dial all the way up to EPIC!
Classic rock is alive and kicking in the 21st Century. Not only tha,t it is looking to the future and the future looks bright.