Eric Gales is one of the more underrated guitarists in the world. He doesn’t receive much attention, but he can shred with the best of them. One of the tracks on The Story of My Life is titled “Layin’ Down The Blues,” and that’s exactly what Gales does.
Today many people believe the blues to be a dying genre so it’s nice to see guys like Gales helping keep it alive. The album begins with the upbeat “Save Yourself,” which gets the album off to a fine start.
The album really hits it stride at the third track, which is the title track and keeps it going with “Layin’ Down The Blues” and “The Sound of Electric Guitar.” Gales plays the blues well, but also has some metal influences with his guitar work too. His vocals aren’t going to wow anyone, but they have a very distinct quality that works.
All and all this is a great blues album and anyone looking for some great guitar playing from an underrated artist should definitely check this out.
The Review: 8.5/10
Can’t Miss Tracks
– The Story of My Life
– Layin’ Down The Blues
– The Sound of Electric Guitar
– Red, White, and Blues
The Big Hit
– Layin’ Down The Blues: Blues music doesn’t get much better than this.