BLACK STONE CHERRY – Black to Blues
As to "Built for Comfort", the ferocious and soul-shattering roar of Howling Wolf is obviously missing and Black Stone Cherry’s version of the tune might be slightly less gritty, intense, and emotionally charged compared to the former’s rendition of it, but it is nevertheless a rumbling beast of a song that packs a solid punch to the gut. Other highlights are the versions of "Born Under a Bad Sign" (Albert King) and album closer "I Want to be Loved" (Muddy Waters), both of which are filled with wicked hooks, bone-crushing riffs, and wonderfully passionate vocals.
"Black to Blues" is neither outstanding nor a must-have. Your record collection will survive without it, but it is a very cool addition to the Black Stone Cherry catalogue and most definitely an entertaining and adrenaline-fueled output that looks to both the past and the future. Check this one out!