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Opening with the plodding riffs of “Electric Man”, Great Western Valkyrie is the Rival Sons’ biggest and baddest studio effort, a no-holds-barred assault of ’70s-influenced rock, swirling psychedelia and overdriven guitars. Tunes like “Secret” and “Play the Fool” are inspired by the muscular, blues-driven bash of Zeppelin and Sabbath, while more solemn moments (“Rich and the Poor”, “Good Things”) are awash in psychedelic guitars and spacey reverb. Vocalist Jay Buchanan offers inspired songwriting and howling intensity throughout—matched at every turn by the fierce guitar work of Scott Holiday.

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Dirty, dirty guitar!

Fantastic, proper classic rock influences behind this and some proper dirty dirty guitar. J Buchanan can really wail. Keep it up boys and you'll carve yourselves into the halls of greatness!


Here we go again. Another great album by simply the best young rock band out there

Noone beats Rival Sons.

I have been a fan/obsessed with Rival Sons for a few years now. Recommended to me by a friend and now im doing the same for you. The new album is going to be their best yet if the two released tracks are anything to go by! If you're reading this, buy it now and then go and buy the back catalogue of three albums and an EP. I promise you, it will be the best musical purchase you will EVER make. Enjoy.


Formed: 2008 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Based in sunny Los Angeles, California, Rival Sons evoke the bluesy rock of bands like Led Zeppelin and the Black Crowes. Formed in 2008, the quartet of Scott Holiday (guitar), Robin Everhart (bass), Mike Miley (drums), and Jay Buchanan (vocals) captures that massively huge, guitar-driven classic rock sound, with rock-solid drumming and a riff-oriented approach to songwriting backing up Buchanan's soaring vocals. Shortly after forming, the band self-released its debut, Before the Fire, in 2009, produced...
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