Lullwater – Voodoo Review
Just, damn. This Lullwater doesn’t mess around.
Dropping today (2/22), Voodoo is the latest release from Athens, GA based Lullwater. To say this one hits the ground running would be an understatement. Curtain Call is interesting right off the bat. This introduction turns into grunge infused rock and you’re hooked.
For some background on Lullwater, they were formed in 2007 and it wasn’t until 2012 that their first release came into the world. Followed by some major tours and Sirius XM Octane airplay as well; the band started off strong. National tours included sharing the stage with acts such as Candlebox, Theory of a Deadman, Flyleaf and many more.
It’s becoming pretty apparent that there is a move to straight ahead rock and roll that blends in many facets from the history of rock. Lullwater is no exception as you can hear southern rock, 90s grunge and other influences of the past to forge ahead with their own sound and style. Hell, if you know where to listen you can get some power guitars from the 80s in there too, but with a “Lullwater” twist.
Dark Divided sets more of the tone and style for the rest of the release as you find yourself moving along with the music. Wow, you’re only onto song 2. For me, things really get moving when we get to Empty Chamber.
Still high energy, the tone itself shifts where the vocals stay “raw” but a sense of clarity seems to hit at times that creates a new feel and side of the band. Moving back and forth between styles in effortless motion, we’re starting to see the depth of the band in Empty Chamber.
It takes until Godlike before we slow this train down some. SOME. You will certainly hear some 90s grunge laced throughout this effort. At times, I hear some Alice in Chains type rawness in here.
By the time you get to Fight For Your Life you’ve likely become a fan. By the time you’re done listening to the rest of Voodoo, you will be. There’s more on this release to be sure for everyone. I’m going to leave some meat on the bone for you to hear and discover for yourself. It’s raw, it’s honest, and it takes some of the best of rock and roll history to blend into their own style. Catch Lullwater on Renegade Radio, find them on facebook and watch some videos. Let yourself get into this sound of southern grunge rock that seems to be taking on a life of its own.
John Strickland – Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
Daniel Binnie – Lead Guitar
Roy ‘Ray’ Beatty – Bass & Vocals
Joseph Wilson – Drums & Vocals