Album Review : Everyday Demons - The Answer*****
Do you like AC/DC, Rainbow, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith ? If the answer is "Hell Yes!", then you already like The Answer, even if you havn't heard them yet. This Irish outfit have been out on AC/DC's Black Ice world tour as the support band, promoting this, their second studio album, Black Ice has been AC/DC's most successful ever tour and thus The Answer have put themselves in the best possible position to advance their own cause.
The Answer are steeped in classic rock traditions, they play songs with a proper verse chorus solo structure, Cormac Neeson's voice is right up there with the really great rock vocalists and the rest of the band can really play, and hellfire Neeson certainly does look the part, see that hair, that's Robert Plant's from 1974 that is.
Songwise, it's an embarrassment of riches, the album opens up with the jaunty Demon Eyes with it's AC/DC and southern rock influences, you can get your head banging to this and it just doesn't stop, Walkin' Mat, Why'd You Change Your Mind, On And On, the album is packed with great rock songs.
Paul Rodgers reckons they're the best band since Free, high praise indeed, and from a bloke who knows a thing or two about rock music. If you buy the album, look out for the limited edition red cover version, it includes an album length live recording from Tokyo which has most of their debut album Rise, plus some decent covers (Sweet Emotion for example), well worth shelling out a couple of extra quid for.
It's a five star album all the way through, from the faster rockier tracks, down to the Zeppelin-esque Comfort Zone, it's a real treat for any classic rock fan, and if you find you have another few quid to spare, check out The Answers debut album rise, Memphis Water and Preachin' from that album are going to plaster a great big dirty grin across your face. The Answer sound like the 70's, and that's a good thing, big bands in the 70's used to shift millions of albums and perform in front of hundreds of thousands of fans because they were really bloody good, and that's The Answer, really bloody good.