THE HIDDEN HAND - The Resurrection Of Whiskey Foote (CD)
United States | Stoner
This is the third and last full-length album from Maryland's The Hidden Hand. After firmly establishing themselves with their two previous albums: Divine Propaganda (2003) and Mother, Teacher, Destroyer (released in 2004 on Exile On Mainstream), Hidden Hand unleash another epic masterpiece: The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote. Lyrically the band has evolved from their previous politically charged content also incorporating historical story based lyricism. Musically there is a subtle southern or classic rock vibe (ala killer slide playing from Wino and even some Harp by Michael Anthony Miller) that creeps into the foundation of their brand of dark, heavy, progressive rock. Only a line-up consisting of the capable "rock-veterans" that make up the Hidden Hand can properly pull off an album of this magnitude. Vocalist/songwriter Scott WINO Weinrich (whose rich history includes being a song-writer, vocalist and lead guitarist in: Saint Vitus, The Obsessed, Spirit Caravan, Place of Skulls and contributor to Dave Grohls' Probot album) is joined by the kick-ass rhythm section of bassist/vocalist Bruce Falkinburgh (who also recorded the album) and drummer Evan Tanner. The union of these three incredible musicians produces a unique sound force that is setting a precedence that most bands will find impossibly challenging to match.