Groovy riffs. Straight up rock 'n roll with a '70's stoner vibe. Maybe a little southern. Maybe a little bluesy. Sabbath and Zeppelin influences.
Scorpion Child of Austin, Texas and their debut full length album is a perfect example of why I think the future of rock is looking good...clad in worn out T-shirts, vests, and faded jeans. That aren't necessarily skinny.
They released their self-titled debut album last year:
"The Child," as they are apparently also known as, say their influences range from '70's rock to '80's thrash to blues. If you're a fan of Robert Plant-style vocals, lead singer Aryn Jonathan Black (could the dude's name be any cooler?) will be right up your alley.
The rest of the band lays down rock-solid grooves to contrast and compliment Black's delivery of lyrics that range from traditional rock themes to straight-up poetry.
King's Highway kicks off Scorpion Child right:
This is the official video for Polygon of Eyes. The verse just races straight at you--and then the anthemic chorus is made for throwing your fist in the air and singing along to the power metal-y lyrics, "I live on the mountain, and dream of the open skies..."
I am super stoked to be able to see The Child (calling them that just feels weird...like calling Alter Bridge "The Bridge")...next month in St. Louis with Crobot--another band making some pretty great rock in this style.
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