WEST BOUND – Volume I (Review)

WEST BOUND - Volume I (Review)

Artist: West Bound
Album: Volume 1
Genre: Hard Rock / Classic Metal
Label: Frontiers Music Srl.
Release Date: February 22, 2019
Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron

 

Review:

Chas West has been around the L.A. music scene for years, although many of you might not be that aware of him.  He’s sang for bands like Bonham, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Lynch Mob and many more.  Chas is fronting his own band this time around appropriately called West Bound.  When the opening track “Never Surrender” kicks off, I was hooked.  First off, the album is much heavier than I was expecting it to be.  Roy Z burns up track after track with incredible riffs and solos.  West Bound can go from a classic 80’s metal sound on one song to a more Led Zeppelin-esque sound on the next.  There’s a lot of fun Sunset Strip style hard rock happening throughout this album and West Bound have officially got my attention.  I highly recommend this album for fans of Whitesnake as there are some similarities in style that are unmistakable.  I find myself playing this album over and over again, which is always a sign of a good album.  It’s filled with catchy hooks and memorable songs that make you want to put it on repeat.  Some of my favorite tracks are “Dance Of Life”, “Ain’t Gonna Drown”, Never Surrender” and “Keeper Of The Flame”.  This is an outstanding debut album by West Bound.  If this is Volume 1, I can’t wait to hear Volume 2!

 

Track Listing:

Never Surrender
Dance Of Life
Ain’t Gonna Drown
Beautiful Dream
Nothing
Roll The Bones
On My Own
Keeper Of The Flame
Turn To You
No Room For Sympathy
Traveller

 

Band Members:

Vocals – Chas West

Guitars – Roy Z

Guitars – Jimmy Burkard

Bass – Jason Cornwell

Drums – Dave ” Chilli ” Moreno

Stephen Leblanc – Keyboards

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