RED HANDS BLACK DEEDS
Shaman’s Harvest Mascot Records www.mascotlabelgroup.com
Red Hands Black Deeds is the sixth album from hard rocking Shaman’s Harvest. Hailing from the US state of Missouri, this five-piece outfit of mainly vocals, guitars, bass and drums is a reminder that rock music is still king. The title track opens the album, its slow, decisive beat and deep harmonies a contradiction as to what lies ahead. ‘The Come Up’ has a sound not unlike that of INXS, its lyrics referring to lead singer Nathan Hunt’s battle with throat cancer and depression. The ominous opening sets the scene for anti-war anthem ‘The Devil In Our Wake’, while ‘A Longer View’ starts innocently enough with a piano solo before upping the volume and impact. The southern-style guitar licks on ‘Off The Tracks’ and mostly acoustic ‘Tusk And Bone’ provides the balance for this fine rock album.