x

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your ReverbNation experience.

Ashes of Babylon / Press

“In "Louisiana My Home," a song on the new Ashes of Babylon CD, the singer promises he's going to "stay true to [his] Cajun culture." That line is indicative of lyrics that often relate to Cajun and Louisianian concerns. In fact, the very title of the new CD - Day to Day Living - could be seen as expressing a particularly Cajun view of life. The band roster is laced with Cajun names - Saucier, Guidry, Daigle. At least a few fans must have marveled that such a crew can create such a consistently authentic reggae sound. Everything on the disc, including vocal delivery, fits solidly into reggae tradition. While there is some crossover, multi-genre work on the CD, for the most part, it's purist reggae.”

Brad Goins - Lagniappe of SWLA

“Following their 2008 release of Revolutionary Roots, Austin-based Ashes of Babylon’s newest effort, Day to Day Living, is an album that should catch the ears of listeners all around the reggae/rock community. Day to Day Living is the type of album where you are able to notice just how much effort the band has put into their music and crafting their sound. Having eight talented musicians, this band is able to constantly mix their sound up with everything from soulful vocals to rap, guitar and bass jams to melodic brass solos, and head nodders to feet movers. The first thing Ashes of Babylon fans are going to notice about this CD is how well the band was able to capture all the energy of their live shows into one 14 song album... ...Day to Day Living captures a range of dynamic songs, all carefully put together to create a wonderful album sure to be worth buying. Day to Day Living is Ashes of Babylon’s next step forward and is sure to bring in new fans and impress the old. ”

“Ashes of Babylon... impressed with a variety of roots harmony, ska, and even a dancehall-style rap. Well rehearsed and sincere, Ashes pleased with a nice combo: Harmonies and horns.”

Shane Orr - Irie Up Magazine - Germany

"The dynamics that go into recording a CD with three-part horn harmonies and two-and-three-part vocal harmonies are complicated, but AoB has made it sound easy."

"Ashes of Babylon realizes the future is wide open and their potential is unlimited. That is why they find the move, with an opportunity to play bigger shows in bigger venues is so exciting."

"Austin's own Ashes of Babylon is an 8 piece group that rocked until the crowd screamed for more. With an 3 piece horn section, 2 guitars, a 6 string bassist and piano, this group brought everything they had to the table and the crowd ate it up. There was no way anyone couldn't have fallen in love with these guys. The arrangements for the horn section were beautifully written and executed. The lead singer had a strong and exact tone to his voice. They are the traditional raw sound of reggae music. From beginning to end the dance floor was packed. And these guys have fun. They play with the stage and the audience making the performance value much higher. Every song was up beat, fun party music. When a random guy in the crowd started dancing with a hula hoop, I knew that these guys could do no wrong... They are just this a really tight, really good and creative reggae group."