Album Review: Snakecharmer, "Snakecharmer"

Snakecharmer's debut is one of those rare releases that will have classic rock fans firmly believing they have died and gone to heaven. For starters how about a line-up comprising of former members of Wishbone Ash (Laurie Wisefield), Whitesnake (Neil Murray/Micky Moody), Thunder (Harry James), and Heartland (Chris Ousey)?!

Add 12 pumping tracks that transport you back to the blues infused rock of early Whitesnake and top it off with Chris Ousey's rasping vocals that draw comparison with the sheer class of Paul Rodgers and you have an absolute stunner of an album. It's all too easy to imagine 'The Cov' belting out Guilty As Charged and Smoking Gun but Mr. Ousey lends his own distinctive vocal tones to the AOR influenced Accident Prone, Stand Up and power ballad Falling Leaves. A truly 'unique' record from the very best of British!

Christopher Franklin
ROCK iKON Magazine
21st January, 2013

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  1. This is a great sounding release....

    1. It was a real pleasure for me to write the review - I'd been playing the album for weeks, one of those that seduces you from the very first listen and then keeps on seducing you every time you give it a spin. Great songs, terrific production and a tight band that sound like they are having a lot of fun. Can't argue with that!