Small Town Titans will be releasing their new album “The Ride” on Friday (November 13) and I was recently given the opportunity to listen to it early.
The effort blasts right out of the gate with the straight up rocker “Rufflin’ Feathers.” The track is chock-full of masterful guitar work combined with crushing drums and powerful vocals. Things only continue to get better as “The Man” completely hooks you, before one of the album’s highlights, “Behind The Moon,” hits you with a dose of soul.
“Behind The Moon” is followed by the catchy “Let Me Breathe,” the rocky “Universal Limits,” and the slow jam “9 To 5.” The latter, which serves as another album highlight, kind of gives off a country vibe, before things pick up again on the band’s grungy cover of Marcy Playground’s “Sex And Candy.”
As fans move towards the end of the record, they are greeted with the heavy as hell “When It All Comes Down,” which is sure to be a crowd pleaser when it’s safe for bands to play live again, and the infectious “Junkie For You (Hey Mama).” Those songs pave way for the title track, which closes the album by taking the listener on an epic, eight-minute journey.
All in all, “The Ride” is a killer hard rock record that has the potential to take the band to new heights.