The Cincinnati, Ohio trio the Buffalo Killers are a whole
lot of psychedelic stoner rock and mid-west country blues with
cues that liken to the Allman Brothers, Spencer Dickinson,
and the North Mississippi All-Stars. Lots of traditional
inferences can be correlated in their music, from Neil Young's
days in Crazy Horse, along with the country blues stylings
of The Greenhornes and the contemporary vibes of the Trainwreck
Riders and Two Gallants. Their self-titled album imbues
honky-tonk tunes with the vocal accelerants reminiscent of Ozzy
Osbourne's days in Black Sabbath, especially in "Heavens
Band members Joseph Sebaali on drums and brothers Zachary
Gabbard on bass and Andrew on guitar, strike a common
ground between The White Stripes bluesy hydras and the
honky-tonk rock of Lynyrd Skynyrd. The chill-out psychedelics
are splattered all over the tunes, giving them a laid back ride.
Selections like "River Water" and "With Love"
have a '70s rock coloring similarly to early Peter Frampton.
The heavier Southern rock clamps on "Down In The Blue"
and "Children Of War" have a more contemporary rigging
like Government Mule. These songs were designed to invite
audiences to join in with the band. Then there is the drowsy feel
of the vocals and chord levels on "Fit To Breathe" which
induce a drug-state, stoner rock emission in the music, making
it inclusive to the band.
The Buffalo Killers show influences of '70s psychedelics, country,
blues, stoner rock, and honky-tonk in their numbers. The music
of the Allman Brothers and Spencer Dickinson have similar markings
and grooves to these songs. Produced by John Curley, the
Buffalo Killers' debut album delivers country blues with an assortment
that keeps the tempo laid back and the movements chilled.
1. San Martine Des Morelle
2. SS Nowhere
3. Heavens You Are
4. The Path Before Me
5. River Water
6. With Love
7. Children Of War
8. Down In The Blue
9. Fit To Breathe
10. Something Real
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