It's been a while since a rock album really caught my ear. The last time that happened was late last year with Catfish and the Bottlemen’s debut. With the infestation of today’s “indie this” and “indie that” music – which, granted, I do tend to like – it has become harder and harder to find solid, wholesome rock. I was sure the next rock band to enchant me would be another young, fast-rising act like CATB, so imagine my surprise when I fell for Ash, a veteran band who released what they vowed would be their “last” album eight years ago!
Sometimes you can teach an old dog new tricks, and Ash prove that on KABLAMMO!, the band’s seventh studio album, released in May. True to its namesake, KABLAMMO! is an explosive work. Ash waste no time bringing us up to speed on the past eight years, opting instead for a quick-and-easy introduction through music with “Cocoon,” the most captivating alternative rock song I’ve heard all year.
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