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Super Vintage – Guardians Of Tradition (CD)

Greece’s most prolific rocker is at it again! Stavros delivers album after album with various projects and bands. Super Vintage hears him rock out in riff-rock land. “Guardians Of Tradition” is his sixth album with Super Vintage. The album kicks off with the groovy sleazy blues rocker “Southern Ride”, which leaves off to the Blackfoot-sounding “Indian Soul” with some nice classic southern rock guitar solos. “Hero” starts soft and pleasant but kicks in heavy guitars and turns into a lovely southern rock-style semi-power ballad. “Rolling Thunder” kicks it into gear and features some excellent slide guitar. An adorable and very dynamic song with lots of different layers. “Down Down” starts kinda familiar with a slide guitar but moves into a different direction with some cool finger picking, to again move it up a notch and transform into an astounding bluesy southern rock number, with some cool dirty slide and solo work from Stavros. “T For Tennessee” brings it into an up-tempo mode, and does get a vibe of vintage Blackfoot here as well. Think “Marauder” or “Tomcattin”. “Naked Truth” continues the hard and heavy rocker mode, and this one really hits home with me. Powerful and sleazy! Without going, each of the remaining tracks continue in the same vein, except for “Rise And Fall,” which is a bit too “country” for my taste. All in all, a kick-ass album!

Grooveyard Records Year: 2022

By Janne Stark

I'm a Swedish guitarist, writer, and record collector. I've recorded a bunch of albums/C.D.s with bands like OVERDRIVE, LOCOMOTIVE BREATH, BALLS, MOUNTAIN OF POWER, ZELLO, PLANET ALLIANCE, plus made guest appearances on stuff by NARNIA, AUDIOVISION, CHRIS CATENA, FAITH, BLINDED COLONY, THALAMUS, M.O.B., TOWER OF STONE, VII GATES, etc. I'm currently involved in the following bands/projects: GRAND DESIGN, MOUNTAIN OF POWER, OVERDRIVE, ZOOM CLUB, and CONSTANCIA. I've been writing for magazines like FUZZ, Backstage, Kool Kat News, Hard Roxx, Sweden Rock Magazine, etc. I still write for, and, plus I'm the author of the three volumes of "The Encyclopedia of Swedish Hard Rock And Heavy Metal"! I have a lovely wife, two crazy cats and two beautiful daughters.