There are a couple of ways to get through life. You can play it safe and avoid trouble, or take chances and live on the edge.
Elias T. Hoth has never been one to take the path of least resistance. The English-based band makes that clear with the release of its latest album, "Wrath Widower."
This isn't your daddy's Southern Rock. While many bands have chased a more commercial alternative and transitioned to country music, Hoth will have none of that nonsense, pushing the Southern Rock genre toward what it should be — kick-ass rock and roll. "Streets After Midnight", "Long Time Dead" and "The Road Outta Hell" merely reinforce Hoth's bruising, edgy style.
Elias' trademark gritty vocals are backed by wicked riffs from guitarist Sam Barnett, crunching base lines by Cy Dark and the savage beats of new drummer Dave West.
Several tracks off "Wrath Widower" are featured on All Dixie Rock, including Lock 'N' Load, which you can listen to at the end of this end of this post.