Kelly’s Album of the Week: From The Fires

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Have you ever wondered when rock music will be revitalized? If so, the wait is over. Greta Van Fleet has the power to bring back the wonder of bands like Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, and The Grateful Dead. 2017 has been an awesome year for this young band, and the sky’s the limit. Their new double EP, From The Fires, includes four songs from the EP released earlier this year, Black Smoke Rising, and four additional new songs.

It’s no secret that Greta Van Fleet’s vocalist, Josh Kiszka, sounds eerily similar to Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, but the similarities shouldn’t discredit the band. If anything, the similarities further prove that Greta Van Fleet knows what it means to rock. The guitar tone from Jake Kiszka’s Gibson SG humbuckers along with a Marshall stack amp has the grittiness and power to make anyone interested. Jake isn’t afraid to show off his talents with long solos in songs like “Talk On The Street” and “Edge Of Darkness.” The utilization of riffs is a staple of Greta Van Fleet’s appeal. “Safari Song” and “Highway Tune” are prime examples of riffs that stick in your mind. Bass and keyboard, played by Sam Kiszka, are not to go unnoticed as they provide nice rhythms and contrasting tones. Drummer Danny Wagner, does an excellent job providing the beats that make the album so memorable.

This double EP includes six amazing original songs, but it also includes two covers: “A Change Is Gonna Come” and “Meet On The Ledge.” The songs you can’t miss are “Safari Song,” “Highway Tune,” and “Black Smoke Rising.” These guys are already having an amazing year, and I expect to see their popularity keep rising in the future. Not only do they sound great on their record, but their live shows relish the rock and roll attitude. Be sure to check out Greta Van Fleet’s From The Fires. You won’t regret it.

About the author: As an avid listener of music, guitar player, singer, and band member, I thought it might be fun to give my two cents about music I enjoy. I’m a fan of most genres, but really I just want to hear music with some artistic merit. I hope to get people to listen to music they haven’t heard and see if they like it. Also, feel free to suggest any music for me to listen to.

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