Number H - Whisper In Your Ear review
|Album:||Whisper In Your Ear|
|Release date:||February 2010|
01. One Day
02. Never Too Late
03. Broken Dreams
04. Where I'm Going
05. Get Away
06. Have You Seen?
07. Break The Chains
08. Fuck Your Mind
11. A Safer Place
Recorded: H-Studios, Italy 2009
Label: SG Records
Total Running Time: 43:24
Number H is a hard rockin' boogie band.
Well maybe not entirely, but at least I got your attention (or not). Whisper In Your Ear is the band's solid enough sophomore release. A sophomore release that is all about no fucking around. And no fucking around releases get no fucking around reviews.
The key to the Number H success is the mixing of heavier - almost sludgy - hard-hitting guitar riffs and solos with some softer, strongly rhythmic rock music. Driving rock anthems with soothing vocals are unmistakably the band's trademark. The whole album is fueled with distinctly down to earth songs; nothing big or bombastic, but nothing shallow or superficial either. And unfortunately including no real stand-out hits... A lost opportunity or a good thing - who will tell? ...But I digress from the no fucking around ground rule.
The weird thing with Number H is that they sound strangely familiar. Yet at the same time this record is something I just can't put my finger on - to that extent that it's starting to annoy me. Do I hear some Alice In Chains touches here and there? Is that a slight trace of Soundgarden? Even a wee tiny bit of Down maybe? Is Number H on a mission connecting all the dots between those bands? I honestly don't know, you tell me.
At the end of the day, I think I dig this band. At least I'm pretty sure I like what I'm hearing. So yeah, maybe after all this is more "booty-shaking" than relentless head-banging material - which is totally fine by me.
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