Based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (USA), EIGHTEENTH HOUR is a band that takes you back to the 70’s hard rock scene, but with a fresh sound that can meet your demands of today! It is a 4-piece with energy, attitude and power, so buckle up.
The first song is “Where the truth lies” (good word play) and has a cool JIMI HENDRIX vibe with a nice funky spice from the rhythm guitar. A strength on this album is that Eighteenth Hour are ranging from highly 70’s influenced elements, to a style where they mix it up with the sound of say the 90’s. And they manage to fuse them into something really good, soundwise. A fine example is “Try” where they slow things down a bit, once again with a certain funk spice.
I mentioned Hendrix, while some songs could be described as a slightly heavier ELECTRIC BOYS – but with a more rough-edged sound. The lead vocal of GEOFF HOUSER (also one of two guitar players) is perfect for this rootsy rock’n’roll and hard rock. And talking about guitars; there is plenty of nice riffs on this album!
Some of the songs with a more 90’s influenced touch are “Unnoticed” and the lovely “Should’ve been gone” which is like a mix of Electric Boys and a heavier TYKETTO! I’d also say that fans of the rockier and heavier side of LENNY KRAVITZ will totally dig this. This is a must for any fan of funky melodic hard rock.