Barry and co’s sixth
For their latest album, US rock-radio pleasers Shinedown allowed aptly-named bass player Eric Bass to handle production and mixing duties, and he certainly seems to have got the best out of drummer Barry Kerch. “He and I work very well together and can pretty much read each others’ minds in the studio environment,” Barry tells us. “He was able to pull a lot out of me without it being a chore.” The results are ace; on ‘Devil’, Barry’s drums propel the riffing guitar and give the track a huge quality; ditto on the title track, with its big chorus hook. There are some nice drummy flourishes throughout as Barry breaks out some sparing double kick and hand licks on Darkside’‘ and the pounding ‘Evolve’.
Download: ‘Devil’ Goto: www.shinedown.com