Tora Tora – Bastards of Beale (Review)

Tora Tora To Release New Album "Bastards Of Beale" in February

Artist: Tora Tora
Album: Bastards of Beale
Genre: Classic Metal / Hard Rock
Label: Frontiers Music Srl.
Release Date: February 22, 2019


Tora Tora has finally returned after a long hiatus to deliver a fun, hard rocking album filled with bluesy, distorted rock.  It’s the kind of music that rarely gets produced these days.  The band stays true to their rock roots throughout Bastards Of Beale.  The bar room infused blues swagger is a very welcome sound that permeates the songs like a stain in a whiskey barrel.  The songs are aged to perfection and show a more mature feel and sound that some of the bands more hair metal excursions in the past.  This is just plain down and dirty rock n’ roll and like Mick Jagger says “I like it”.  Over the past few years, the band had released some previously unreleased material, but this album shows a huge leap since the last material was recorded.  Songs like “Sons Of Zebedee”, “Everbright” and “Son Of A Prodigal Son” really deliver the goods.  The album as a whole is a treat to listen to and has a nice cohesive flow throughout.  The band went far beyond my expectations and then some with “Bastards Of Beale”.  Fans of the band know how talented they are and for the uninitiated, wrap this around your ears and enjoy the rock goodness. They just don’t make them like this anymore. An outstanding release by a band that has been overshadowed for far too long.

Track Listing:

01 Sons Of Zebedee 4:22
02 Giants Fall 4:14
03 Everbright 3:44
04 Silence The Sirens 4:57
05 Son Of A Prodigal Son 4:00
06 Lights Up The River 6:00
07 Let Us Be One 3:57
08 All Good Things 4:12
09 Rose Of Jericho 3:15
10 Vertigo 2:33
11 Bastards Of Beale 3:41


Band Members:

Anthony Corder: Vocals/Background Vocals/Acoustic Guitars

Keith Douglas: Lead & Rhythm Guitars/Acoustic Guitars

Patrick Francis: Bass

John Patterson: Drums/Percussion

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