WORKING THEORY

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Working Theory are based in the USA, they are set to release their latest album entitled She Dreams of the Ghost. It contains ten tracks of the finest rock that I have heard in a long time.

Although Working Theory are not a metal act, they have produced an album that somehow manages to capture the true spirit of where metal evolved from. Throughout the album I can hear influences from bands such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Yes to name just a few. There are also hints of the 70’s and 80’s era of rock from acts like Gary Moore, Marillion, Thin Lizzy, Frank Zappa and Queen.

Obviously the band possess a huge amount of talent to incorporate these styles and also mingle into the blues an funk genres from time to time. The guitarist certainly knows his stuff, very well constructed riffs, harmonies and some of the smoothest solos I have heard for some time. The vocals remind me of the late Gary Moore, which is not a bad thing, indeed, it actually takes me back to the first time I heard the classic Empty Rooms many years ago, there is something about that voice that penetrates the mind and takes me back to a happy place in my youth. The drums are technically excellent, on point, but not overpowering the rest of the music out, like some bands seem to do these days. The bassist is also a master of his craft, also funky crossing over to funk / fusion and jazzy parts at times, very well executed.

All in all Working Theory have released a solid album that I could listen to on long drives, to chill out with really easy on the ears, not over produced, to the point back to the roots rock album