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TIM LOUD – ‘Salvation’ Album Review

TIM LOUD – Salvation

Tim LoudTNSrecords have announced the release of the brand-new album from infamous antifolk troubadour, Tim Loud. Salvation is Tim’s third full-length release and explores a number of genres all with excellent lyrics.

The outlaw-country tinged, Sucker For The Blues opens the album in style with a strong vocal over acoustic guitar and steel guitar adding to the atmosphere of melancholy and longing replete with a beautiful harmonica solo!

What Am I? completely changes the atmosphere with a driving introduction with fast paced drums and strong riffs as it develops into a punk rock version of Jake Bugg and Lowdown & Ugly marries the two openers with some country, some folk and a skiffle beat! On There, There Tim delves into a slow waltz with a compelling, melodic vocal whilst Salvation brings back the country feel in a ballad like approach with steel guitar like touches.

Grief Whores is a powerhouse of a track with the laid back delivery of biting lyrics lilting along with admirable restraint and building with interruptions of caustic chords all creating a Levellers meets Nick Cave vibe…this is one brilliant song! With Great River, Tim Loud continues to mine the celtic-punk-folk vibe with a little solo Justin Sullivan sound veering into The Men They Couldn’t Hang territory – loved it!

Sutures is propelled along with a skiffle style and tells it’s story in a folk approach that is endearing and Instrumental #1 features a melancholy acoustic guitar, strings and, eventually a slow bass and snare drum to set up the final two tracks. The first of these, Hate, opens with a pounding drum solo, fuzzy bass and spoken word lyrics with a full on punk rock chorus that Wattie and The Exploited would be proud of although the overall feel is more New Model Army. The album closes with a grinding powerhouse of a song with rock overtones that will have you headbanging and fists in the air punching as Debate brings this super album to a very satisfying conclusion.

You can get Salvation by Tim Loud from TNSrecords now on random colour vinyl, CD and digital download, after its release on 28th September 2018.







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