(8/10) The lone riders of Kamchatka saddled their horses and hit the "Long road made of gold". You can join this journey of ten songs though classic metal and hardrock.
The trip continues where the guys stopped with the predecessor. Kamchatka still combines hardrock with bluesy classic rock. Having said this I also have to mention that the 70's influences became a bit bigger on the "Long road made of gold". Something, that makes the longplayer even more interesting.
Without loosing their trademarks Kamchatka played around with some details in their sound. One of those is the banjo start on the opener "Take me back home". An experiment that works very well.
Blues get some attention too. "Long road" and "Rain" are songs that are reflecting this. Tunes you should check as well are the heavy grooving "Made of gold" that brings the seventies to the new century. But also listening to the faster "Human dynamo" is well spend time.
"Long road made of gold" was recorded in the bands own studio - the 'Kamchatka shelter'. I think the album expresses the 'safe' environment and based on this a relaxed vibe. Russ Russell, known from metal bands like Napalm Death, has done the mix and the mastering. The result is a contemporary sound of the 70's. After having listened to the result I must say: a well done job.
I have to admit that it took me 2-3 rounds on the record player to get into the tunes and the album. You might have to give this album some time to grow. The effort will be rewarded with great songs that put a spell on you.
- Take ma back home
- Get your game on
- Made of gold
- Human dynamo
- Who's to blame
- Slowly drifitng away
- Long road
- To you