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Josiah — No Time
(Elektrohasch 121, 2007, CD)

by Peter Thelen, Published 2008-01-01

No Time Cover artI can close my eyes and really believe that I'm listening to some long lost British heavy rock classic from 1970 on the Vertigo label. Josiah has that sound down cold. Think Sabbath, Motorhead, Uriah Heep, and Josiah! These guys rock hard and take no prisoners, and it's just three of them, Matthew (g/v), Sie (b) and Keef (d). The nine songs are potent slices of that point in time where the harder they rocked, the better the world was for it. Fast or slow, loud or louder, they do the job well and make this writer reminisce of days long gone, when progressive rock didn't have that name yet, and the established heavy metal sound was still a decade away. The band is certainly capable of shredding with the best of them, and the compositions have enough sharp corners, labyrinths and switchbacks to keep it interesting all the way through. The vocals are powerful and commanding, even if a bit harsh at times, but always dead on key and right in your face. Add to it all some authentic sounding late 60s/early 70s production, and there will be no doubt about it: You've gone back in the time machine.

Filed under: New releases, Issue 35, 2007 releases

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