Blacktop Mojo, from Palestine, TX, is set to release their new album “Burn the Ships” on March 10th, 2017 0n Cuhmon Records. To say these guys are great would be an extreme understatement. I honesty have not heard an album this good in a long time. There is a reason why these guys won the contest to open for Bon Jovi at the Dallas stop of the “This House Is Not For Sale” Tour. The album open with the song called “Where the Wind Blows”, and it is a great introduction into what you are going to get throughout this album.
In my opinion, most bands now a days cannot pull off a good ballad. The song “Prodigal” is the first ballad on this album, and it is phenomenal!! The vocals in this song are out of this world. This song is everything you would want from a ballad. The last song on the album, “Underneath”, is the other ballad, which just proves that Matt’s vocals are no joke, and this band can pull off anything.
The song “8000 Lines” has a laid back and cool vibe to it. “Pyromaniac” kicks ass with its slow intro and the progression into the heavier chorus. They cover Aerosmith’s “Dream On” on this album as well. They stuck with the original arrangement of this song with just enough of their own stamp on it, that you want to listen to it over and over.
This 13 track album has it all. You would be hard pressed to find a single bad song on this one.
Blacktop Mojo is made up of: Matt James–Vocals, Ryan Kiefe– Lead Guitar/Vocals, Kenneth Irwin–Rhythm Guitar/Vocals, Nathan Gillis-Drums, and Matt Curtis-Bass.
“If Soundgarden and Lynyrd Skynyrd were to take a roll in the hay, nine months later, out would pop Blacktop Mojo.”
Formed in September 2012, armed with a simple demo and a dream, they set out to play as many shows as they could, touring and sharing the stage (with the likes of Aaron Lewis, Saving Abel, & Puddle of Mudd, among others.) During that time, Blacktop Mojo self-released their first studio album ‘I Am’ back in 2014. Time has not been wasted since their debut album release. Everything on this journey has led them to this most important moment in their career. The band’s latest offering, “Burn The Ships” is an instant rock n roll masterpiece. Featuring the soon to be classic songs Where The Wind Blows and Dog On A Leash. Produced by Philip Mosley and mixed and mastered by Austin Deptula. This latest album release will launch Blacktop Mojo into the elite company of some of the great rock bands of all time.
Check out the band’s website www.blacktopmojo.com for more information, including links to their social media pages, merch store, and a link to pre-order “Burn The Ships”.