Black Stone Cherry have been rocking for over a decade now and they know their sound and they know how to do it incredibly well.
The album kicks off with Holding On… To Letting Go and it’s definitely an introduction to the rest of the album and gives you a real sense of what’s to come. Hard rock and then some.
Peace Pipe feels familiar which means it’s easy to learn the chorus and since along, which you will find yourself doing without realising you even knew the words. It also features an absolutely rocking guitar solo. It’s nice to hear a classic style guitar solo in music as the moment, they’re few and fair between.
It’s hard not to fall in love with Me and Mary Jane. It’s everything you love about rock music. Shredding guitars, beautiful bass work and driving drums. The southern drawl on the vocals is just a bonus of Black Stone Cherry. I defy anyone not to tap their toes to this tune.
Title track Magic Mountain is a roller coaster ride (pun entirely intended I’m afraid). But it really is. It has it’s high and lows, it’s ups and downs and it’s catchy as hell. A total toe tapper.
Blow My Mind is a rocking tune. It makes you want to dance on a table and party hard. Which is pretty much the premise of Dance Girl. It makes you think of sleazy rock bars and drinking whiskey.
There are thirteen rocking tunes on this album, all of which make you want to dance and just have a good time. It’s a sound not touched in the mainstream rock pool much, but Black Stone Cherry certainly know how to do it and do it well. A really enjoyable album.