Keith Merrow – Mojave Repressions (Album Review)

Release Date: May 09th 2022 - Independent

Keith Merrow – Mojave Repressions

The riff Meister strikes again. And will he ever pull his punches? I don’t think he will and that’s for the pleasure of every groove-loving, riff junkie out there. We conjure the lord Merrow to keep punching us in the face.

Release after release, one of the many modern gods of riffing shows that his hand is an inexhaustible source of pure riffing genius. I always thought that if I could make a wish, I would wish for Keith Merrow’s rhythmic abilities, which would be God-level rhythm guitar playing.

Emphasized by the virtuosity of arguably the best drummer of his generation, in the person of Kerim Lechner “Krimh”, who was unleashed with all his might on this album, the riffing masterpiece of lord Merrow is only made more crushing, more memorable, and all the more violently satisfying.

Always with the same emotion in the riffs, the American bearded guitarist knows how to blend heaviness with atmosphere, and groove, and you find yourself transported by some atmospheric riffs, brought back by chuggy punches in the face, and banging your head to inevitable grooves.

Now, putting that much emphasis on Merrow’s rhythm ability doesn’t take away his lead guitar virtuosity, making him one of the most complete modern songwriters. And the addition of vocals to this release gives it another dimension of greatness.

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Release Year: 2022
Label: self-released
Category: Album
Country: USA

Reviewed by Oussama EL OUADIE