GRETA VAN FLE FLEET

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Whole lotta Zep from Michi­gan’s Kiszka brothers.

For those not al­ready ac­quainted with Led Zep­pelin, Greta Van Fleet’s de­but might well be rev­e­la­tory; for ev­ery­one else, it will sound oddly fa­mil­iar. Their metic­u­lously pre­sented take on ’ 70s clas­sic rock would sound more dis­tinc­tive if front­man Josh Kiszka’s voice didn’t owe so much to Robert Plant’s and guitarist brother Jake wasn’t so in thrall to Jimmy Page. Lyri­cally, they’re no more orig­i­nal, com­bin­ing boor­ish ’ 70s sex­ism (When The Cur­tain Falls) with un­wit­tingly hi­lar­i­ous olde worlde Tolkien-like in­flu­ences (The Cold Wind con­tains the line, “Take the oxen to town”). It’s not com­pletely with­out merit – Brave New World has a cer­tain swag­ger – but this does stray baf­flingly close to tribute band ter­ri­tory. PHIL MONGREDIEN Lis­ten To: Brave New World | Age Of Man

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