From Chicago comes Convoy, a four piece heavy rock/metal band, who have recently released their debut CD River of Sorrow. Fans of acts such as Black Label Society, Clutch, Down, Corrosion of Conformity, Alice in Chains, Pantera, and even some of the heavier of the Southern Rock bands will no doubt find lots to like here.
THe band label themselves as 'swamp rock', and that's a pretty good description, as River of Sorrow features 12 songs dripping with sweaty, raunchy riffs, psychedelic/hard rock vocals, thudding drums, and beer soaked attitude. "Sins of the Wicked" sees the band pull all sorts of heavy rock and psychedelic goodness into one mesmerizing tune, while you can expect plenty of crunchy headbanging on "Flood of the River", "Heroin", "Burn", and "Let's Get High". The title track is a sludge ridden journey through a hazy hash den, complete with fuzzy guitars, mysterious vocals, and dreamy atmosphere.
River of Sorrow won't win many point for originality, but if you are looking for a Southern fried mix of heavy rock and psychedelia, this one packs plenty of punch.
2.Flood of the River
6.I Want Some
7.This I Know
8.Let's Get High
10.Sins of the Wicked
12.River of Sorrow