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McGregor, Chantel: Bury’d Alive

Recorded at the UK blues-rocker’s favorite venue, The Apex in Bury St Edmunds in 2019, this completely live and electrifying set from guitarist and singer Chantel McGregor will blow your mind -- especially the 13-minute scorcher “Inconsolable.”

As one-third of a power trio that also includes bassist Colin Sutton and drummer Thom Gardner, McGregor proves to be an unassuming yet fearless performer. That potent combination makes Bury’d Alive (which features tracks from her first two albums, Lose Control and Like No Other) a must-hear for fans of the genre.

This blistering album opens with “Take the Power,” a heavy hitter that sounds like doom metal until McGregor’s sassy voice enters and takes the song to another level. “Killing Time” opens with what could be a Rush lick, “Like No Other” is a moody ballad that gathers emotional steam before McGregor erupts with a crystalline solo, and “Caught Out” captures the essence of McGregor’s musicality.

McGregor plays with delicacy and bad-ass conviction, depending on the song’s demands -- listen to the back-to-back “Eternal Dream” and “Lose Control” for proof. Bury’d Alive serves as an accessible and mighty introduction to her work and a vital reminder that some of today's most powerful blues players are women.

Track Listing:
1. Take the Power
2. Killing Time
3. Like No Other
4. Caught Out
5. Eternal Dream
6. Lose Control
7. Inconsolable
8. Your Fever
9. April
10. Walk on Land
11. Freefalling

Added: May 14th 2020
Reviewer: Michael Popke
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Related Link: Chantel McGregor Website
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Language: english

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