A bit tedious, vocals drowned out by backing music
Seattle based Rock/Classic Rock/Psychedelic band Mystery Ship is on the scene with a brand of rock nostalgia with hints of great classics from the 60’s and 70’s. Made up of four musicians from various areas of the U.S., these young musicians have come together to give us a great album of blistering hard rock jams and psychedelic mellow tunes. Get ready to be taken back to a time when rock was simple yet enjoyable….
Their collective begins with the song “Lady from Alexandria” which starts out hard with blistering guitars and crashing drums. It’s an up-tempo rock classic with a heavy sound and slinky vocals that get your head moving. The band’s talent is obvious, and the influence of great 70’s rock music is clear throughout the track. The great instrumentation goes along perfectly with the smoky, gritty voice of lead singer Michael Wohl. An Axyl Rose, almost primal wail opens up the next track, “Medusa.” This song is a little slower in cadence than the last track, which can get a little tedious halfway through the song. But despite this slight distraction, the instrumentation is once again on point, and the dream-like quality of Wohl’s vocals puts the listener in a mellow state of mind. “Wide Eyed Girl” is another faster song offered up by the band, and it grabs the listeners attention from the get go. The funky 70’s vibe is great, and the guitar playing is phenomenal. The only misstep is that the vocals are a bit drowned out by the backing music and a little hard to make out. But this in no way takes away from the catchiness of the track, and from the obvious talent of these Old School musicians. Wohl’s voice is still good, and it’s perfectly complemented by the guitars and drums.
Mystery Ship is a band made up of talented rockers who are serious about their nostalgic style of music. Their songs are perfect to listen to when in the mood to just sit back and have all your worries melt away. Break out the peace signs and lava lamps– great 60’s and 70’s Rock is back!