(6/10) Banquet are a quartet based in San Fransisco, CA. Eric Kang, Doug Stuckey, Damon Lockaby and Brandon Chester call the music, at least according to the FB side 'rock'n'roll'. This term fits actually pretty well since the four guys are inspired by the 70's rock music. Classic rock is the basic incredience, spiced-up with some psychedelic moments and typical retro feeling.
Unfortunately the sonic meal is a bit tasteless. The various components are present and also quite trendy at the moment. Retro rock and classic rock are still in a revival phase, but the way how Banquet outs together all the incrediences doesn't lead to a mindblowing result.
There are a few tracks that sound quite OK, like the partly Rainbow inspired "Run to You" and also the heavier "Touching the Grave" is belonging to the good numbers on "Jupiter Rose".
But in the end this isn't enough to fully convince. Tunes like "Sword of Damocles" aren't leading to final excitement, they actually lead more toward the opposite.
Last but not least the album is with seven songs not too long, to say it nicely. This is album is actually more an EP for the price of an LP - a real downer.
All in all Banquet's "Jupiter Rose" is quite OK, but there is far more out there which is a more tasteful treat for your years.
- Sword of Damocles
- Run to You
- Set me Free
- Burning Bridges
- Touching the Grave
- Jupiter Rose
Label: Heavy Psych Records
Genre: Classic Rock
Release Date EU: February 28th, 2016