HELL AND HIGH WATER
Virginia based rockers Throttlerod make no bones about bringing the rock on the 12-track HELL AND HIGH WATER. This hard-edged crew keeps the sound huge with its brand of groove-laden riff rock with chunks of melodious ‘70s bell-bottom rock thrown in for good measure. Keeping the rhythm driving is one of Throttlerod’s main weapons, as the pounding “Whistlin’ Dixie” and the white trash meets cock rock swagger of “Snake Into Angel” will stomp a mudhole in your chest while retaining the catchy chorus that’ll have you humming the tune in the elevator. Armed with a keen sense of blue collar rock trailed by a stoner rock attitude drizzled with metallic overtones, this outfit’s declaration of hard rock is much welcomed if you dig bands like Halfway to Gone, Five Horse Johnson, or Smile.