Review Blowback: Review – January 2009

Posted 01 Jan 2009 in Reviews

Slow Burning Car is the brainchild of Los Angeles-based Troy Spiropoulos. Spiropolous writes the songs, plays bass, guitar, piano, and percussion on the band’s latest album, Blowback.
Surrounded by a capable cadre of thirteen guest musicians (which includes LA Guns’ Tracii Guns), Spiropolous creates music that straddles the line between multiple genres. Hard rock, hair metal, southern rock, AOR, blues and progressive rock all have an influence in Slow Burning Car’s sound.

Most of the tracks on the record will appeal to the hard rock fan. Although, Spiropolous demonstrates strong songwriting and an ear for the hook on jams like “A Little Sign” and “Suddenly” (which could easily be a modern rock radio hit).

Blowback’s finest moments are on songs like “First Born” and “Slow Burning Car” on which the band unleashes a rumbling and powerful rhythm section.

Spiropolous’ vocal deliver on the record is a bit schizophrenic. From song to song his voice can resemble alternately Sebastian Back, Geddy Lee, Tim DeLaughter, and Elvis Costello.

That being said, Blowback fills a void in the current music industry. Solid, unpretentious hard rock acts are few and far between these days. Slow Burning Car well positioned to help rectify that situation.

Slow Burning Car are currently working on a new album.

Best tracks: “A Little Sign”, “Farkytootle”

Posted by Troy

Leave a Reply