Review: Greystone Canyon – While the Wheels Still Turn

Posted: April 29, 2018 in ALERT: Awesome new music, Reviews
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With a name like Greystone Canyon, and an album cover like that, you’d be forgiven for expecting ‘While the Wheels Still Turn’ to be a country rock album. And while there is definitely a soulful southern twang throughout, there’s plenty of chunky slabs of classic heavy metal throughout. Released in March through Rockshot Records, it is a good change of pace from all the black/death I have been listening to recently.

‘Astral Plane’ is the kind of modern heavy metal/hard rock you can expect through. The theme is, obviously, the band’s love of the Old West, and so the additions of the kind of Western movies twangs makes them stand out immediately. The music is actually pretty solid, with a couple of soulful gems (‘Path We Stray’ and the smooth closer ‘The Sun Sets’ in particular) and the likes of ‘In These Shoes’ has a killer solo too. This isn’t just your radio friendly rock and roll; there’s enough of an edge for modern metal fans to get a kick out of it. ‘Take Us All’ is a pretty badass metal song, and despite the odd softer rock misstep (‘River of Fire’ just isn’t for me), ‘While the Wheel Still Turns’ is pretty good hard rock.

Sometimes us metalheads needs something a little softer, a little more ear friendly, and Greystone Canyon are just that. The Western theme gives them a unique hook, and their songs have enough of a heaviness to them that it isn’t simply the ‘new Nickelback’ kind of shit. ‘While the Wheels Still Turn’ has a soulful groove and some nice soloing to give it that heavy metal cred, and is worth a listen.

https://www.facebook.com/greystonecanyon

http://www.rockshots.eu/

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