Rhythm of the Road is the latest six track EP from Californian blues rock troupe, Robert Jon & The Wreck. The band is familiar with packing a punch whether they’re performing live or hooked up in the studio. And this album has that punchy attitude all over it.
The first track “Rhythm of the Road” combines an abrasive guitar tone with a similarly coarse bass and drum section. Robert Jon Burrison has the pump in his voice that can overlay such a backing and not be made to feel insignificant. That same gritty tone continues throughout the EP, but really seems to come alive and peak in the second track “Georgia Mud.” The riff making hits the spot and the chorus is enough to get you humming along.
The rest of the album follows the same gritty path, big lead, big rhythm, big sound. Previous works by the band have shown they have the scope to mix up the dynamics of a tune and not always go heavy, but this vigorous EP is built for the road and all the live shows that follow.
The Review: 7.5/10
The Big Hit
– Georgia Mud
Review by George Ward