· DUST - TEQUILA SHIVER (DUST01) ·

::T R A C K S::

01. BAD BOY
02. TEQUILA SHIVER
03. STRANGER
04. BLACK DRESSED WOMAN
05. CHANGING COLOURS
06. KELTIC WHEEL
07. LIES I TELL
08. MOJO
09. DUST
10. LOSING MY MIND
11. ALL NIGHT LONG


FORMAT: Audio CD
4-Panel Digipack
DUST01 - $14.99

Killer debut studio disc by this awesome obscure heavy rock band from Sweden featuring 11 tracks of bad-ass, powerful, guitar rock riffage that hits hard & will rock your ass into the ground with a heavy duty Badlands vibe. Dust has landed down solid with the "Tequila Shiver" disc that features the powerful Ray Gillen-inspired vocals of Roger Solander along with ass kickin' guitarist Johan Niskanen and the hard rockin' rhythm section of Bernt Ek on bass & Orjan Englin on drums. An essential Swedish heavy rocker that is all about the rock + any band that nails down a "guitar solo song" called (((MOJO))) is way-kool in our good Guitar Rock Book @ the Grooveyard.


MP3 Sample Clips

01. BAD BOY
02. TEQUILA SHIVER
03. STRANGER
04. BLACK DRESSED WOMAN
05. CHANGING COLOURS
06. KELTIC WHEEL
07. LIES I TELL
08. MOJO
09. DUST
10. LOSING MY MIND
11. ALL NIGHT LONG

 

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· reviews ·

Combining a rough swagger, a reverance for "roots" music (true blues homage is all over the place here, just like with early Free) with hard rock sensibilities produces a shimmering rock experience in the form of 'Tequila Shiver', the ball busting debut release from Swedish rockers DUST. The band serve up a collection of hard, blues flavored rock, that is raw and laden with emotion. A mixture of muscular guitar riffs combined with blues playing from guitarist Johan Niskanen , powerful vocal delivery of Roger Solander, who's vocal stylings reminded me of the late Ray Gillen and David Coverdale. Then there is the tight rhythm section of Bernt Ek on bass and Orjan Englin on drums providing the band with a solid foundation. If Free had been heavier, this is what they would have sounded like. The album kicks right off with "Bad Boy", a riff heavy rocker that goes for the throat. The title track is up next followed by gut leveling "Stranger" and goes all the way through to "All Night Long" with no filler material. Just great bluesy, 70's influenced hard rock songs. The power and passion of this band is so tight that every note just bleeds "perfection". Any true rock/metal/blues/soul fan will want this album in their collection. If you're looking for hard rock album done right, then you've found your band! Crank it up and get lost in the power of the music. What a rush!

- Highly Recommended.

Tony Sison - The Dedicated Rocker Society/All Access Magazine (April 2015)
 


Galloping out of the snowy tundra of Sweden comes Dust waving the flag of classic hard rock with eleven songs from their debut CD Tequila Shiver. Taking their inspiration from Rainbow, Blackfoot, Uriah Heep and Led Zeppelin, the experienced four-piece pull from their individual strength to create one dynamic whole. Vocalist Roger Solander (Ken Hensly, Lugnet) joins guitarist Johan Niskanen, drummer Örjan ‘Dr Rock’ Englin and bassist Bernt Ek in a celebration of a timeless era when thunderous rock rules the airwaves. Title track “Tequila Shiver” finds its roots in AC/DC-meets-Zeppelin with a fat staccato riff that could have sat anywhere on the brown bomber. Solander’s vocals are perfect for capturing the essence of ‘70s blues-rock and sits comfortably leading the pack. As the drum and bass fuse together in tandem rhythm, it’s clear the boys are on the prowl. “Black Dressed Woman” is the power-chord mating call with a pulsating beat and lyrical tale that would rival the mighty Coverdale.

Striking an intriguing pose is the band’s self-penned ode to themselves in the foot-stompin’ “Dust”. “She’s got my brain rollin’ in dust / Yeah, she’s a mind breaker / like a voodoo woman.” The catchy chorus is just the ticket to get the crowds punching the air and shouting the words immortalizing the band and the song. Songs like “Bad Boy”, “Stranger” and “Lies I Tell” are guitar riddle masterpieces. Having established their craft in tribute bands (Brainbow, Fan Heller), the bulwark of songcraft and attitude is showcase in their original compositions. Personal favorites “Keltic Wheel” and Van Halen-inspired instrumental “Mojo” rise like a phoenix with lambasting drums and roaring guitar. The six-minute epic “Changing Colours” is the record’s crowning achievement. Its slow melodic build explodes into a huge blues groove reminiscent of Deep Purple with Solander’s soulful vocals bring up the chills. “Losing My Mind” and “All Night Long” have shades of early Whitesnake, rough and ready with plenty of bump and grind.

Todd K. Smith / The Electric Beard (April 2015)
 



 


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