Freak Mythology – Freak Mythology

Freak Mythology

  1. House Arrest
  2. Haunting Me
  3. Wake Up
  4. Surge
  5. Get Goin’
  6. Headed Out
  7. Where Does the Time Go
  8. Oh Sweet Ganja

Freak Mythology

Freak Mythology from left to right: Travis Hanna – drums, Caroline Joseph – bass/b.v., Brad Wehlitz, lead vocals/rhythm guitar and Ryan Shephard lead guitar/b.v.

A month or so ago I reviewed a track by Freak Mythology called “Headed Out” In that review I commented on how dreamy the track was, how superb the guitar solo was and how much I loved it. Well now I have a full album of ‘dreamy’, ‘superb’ and ‘loving it’ goodness to review, sometimes I just love my job.

So the album has arrived, 8 tracks (including the ‘campfire’ fun of the last track “Oh Sweet Ganja”) showing off the hard work that Cincinnati, Indie rockers, Freak Mythology have been putting in for the last few years.

“House Arrest” kicks things off, opening with an upbeat bass line by Caroline Joseph, that soon hits us with, as is typical with Freak Mythology, a catchy easy to ‘join in’ vibe. “Haunting Me” is next,  another well played, top notch track. “We’ve got to find a way” sings Brad Wehlitz in the chorus, I’m pretty sure that they have. “Wake Up” sounds mean and dirty as its bluesy beat tells the listener to sort themselves out and …….wake up! 

“We’ve got to find a way” sings Brad Wehlitz in the chorus, I’m pretty sure that they have.

Now we are treated to “Surge” I will have to check with my thesaurus for enough words to describe just how good this track is. The guitar work by Brad Wehlitz and Ryan Shephard is both intricate and sublime. You will want to turn this one right up, the playing is beautiful,  the whole band blend so well as this 6 minutes of instrumental gold caresses you with warmth and some of the best music you will hear this year.

The guitar work by Brad Wehlitz and Ryan Shephard is both intricate and sublime.

“Get Goin'” tells the story of a man realising that only he can change his life, only he can make that decision to do something about it. A strong message that we can all learn from. The star of this track has to be drummer Travis Hanna, as he plays some amazing beats including one very reminiscent of Jeff Porcaro’s ‘Rosanna Half Time Shuffle’. “Headed Out” sounds even better amongst the other tracks. This track really does take you on a journey. Close your eyes and let the music be your driver. “Where Does the Time Go” is wonderful in the way that the opening section just makes you want to dance in the clouds with a huge smile on your face. The song picks up as the guitars burst into a heavier riff exploding into a rock driven rhythm and then gently returns to the main beat. This band can play. Closing the album is the fun inspired “Oh Sweet Ganja”  Showing the lighter side of the band as they sing about something that I know little about (shhh) A great fun way to end a superb album.

Close your eyes and let the music be your driver.

Freak Mythology is an album that displays a band that are amazing players, write astoundingly beautiful songs and are surely meant for bigger and better times. This album has to be listened to. It’s the type of album that you will love after just one play, it is the type of album you will have on repeat. It is the type of album you will play to your friends. For me it is my 2017 Album of the Year and it will take a lot for any band beat it .

For me it is my 2017 Album of the Year and it will take a lot for any band beat it .

Pete Devine April 2017

Pete’s Rock News and Views .com

 

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