While The Wheel Still Turn is a strong debut for Greystone Canyon, a fine and entertaining album classic melodic heavy metal with some interesting twists. Recommended.
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Montreal, QC – March 9, 2018
For fans of Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Black Label Society
Out Now! Australia’s GREYSTONE CANYON Wild West Inspired Debut Album “While The Wheels Still Turn”
Premiere New Video “Take Us All” via PureGrainAudio
Out March 9th via Rockshots Records
Out now as of March 9th, Australia’s GREYSTONE CANYON have released their Wild West inspired debut album “While The Wheels Still Turn” via ROCKSHOTS RECORDS in Europe, U.S.A and Canada with its Australian release on Hellfire Records set for March 12th. Celebrating the album’s release, the band have teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for the premiere of their new video “Take Us All”.
Watch it now at the following link: http://puregrainaudio.com/videos/australia-s-greystone-canyon-takes-us-all-with-their-new-lyric-video-exclusive-premiere
Inspired by legends like Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth and King Diamond, “While The Wheels Still Turn” is an album devoted to the love for old western cowboy films and the images these films conjure, the vast plains, endless horizons and the freedom of the Wild West. The album was tracked at Goatsound Studios in Melbourne, Australia, and then mixed in Canada, making the album a real rock n’ roll frequent flyer. Mixing duties were undertaken by none other than Grammy nominated producer and legend Glen Robinson, who had engineered, mixed and produced equally legendary acts like Annihilator, Queensryche and Voivod.
Vocalist/guitarist Darren Cherry comments:
“We really wanted to make an album similar to old Ozzy Osbourne record where songs like ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Goodbye To Romance’ can sit comfortably. This is music from the heart and soul!”
1. Keeping Company With The Dead (0:45)
2. Astral Plane (4:13)
3. In These Shoes (4:54)
4. Cinco Cuerda Bandito (1:36)
5. Take Us All (5:11)
6. Sombrero Serenade (1:25)
7. River of Fire (4:35)
8. Path We Stray (4:41)
9. The Sun Sets (6:17)
Album Length: 33:41
Darren Cherry – Vocals / Guitars
Richard Vella – Guitars
Dave Poulter – Bass
Luke Wilson – Drums
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The guitar work on this album is fantastic. But it is the harmonies that catch my attention. “Path We Stray” has some really cool vocal harmony work that echos the dissonance used in old school Ozzy tracks. My favorite track on the album, entitled “River of Fire”, has some solid harmony in a slower song that has a really cool build to a heavy ending.
The western rock vibe that gets While the Wheels Still Turn started sees the up-tempo Astral Plane grab the attention before In These Shoes delivers head-banging groove. The latter’s deep bassy sound is thrilling.
Greystone Canyon’s debut is a solid listening experience that should appeal to both fans of Western rock/heavy metal and classic hard rock/heavy metal.