BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION – BCCIV
There are plenty of dramatic and exhilarating moments to be found thoughout songs such as "Awake", "When the Morning Comes", and "Over My Head". The mountainous groove of "Love Remains" is irresistable while the moody "The Cove" will get underneath your skin. There is no shortage of great hooks here, folks. "The Last Song for My Resting Place" is a melancholy and yet strangely uplifting journey that has to be experienced.
Is "BCCIV" the best album by these four gentlemen yet? Well, the fact of the matter is that "BCCIV" is the band’s most cohesive and coherent output to date, which is saying something. The album just oozes class and the production courtesy of Kevin Shirley does the tracks justice. It is a highly memorable musical affair that retains its momentum all the way through. On top of that, it sounds focused and sharp from start to finish. Nearly every song is climactic and a rewarding listening experience. There is very little not to like here. Any fan of quality hard rock out there ought to invest in this explosive album ASAP. A most welcome and superb addition to the Black Country Communion canon.