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"The Black Letter" is a solid debut album from an up-and-coming group that you'll be sure to hear much more about in the near future. This album is fuelled by two things: firstly, an incredibly powerful vocal performance highlighted by the astounding vocal range of Sharon Jordan, with a vocal quality like a favourable combination of, Ann Wilson, Kelly Clarkson, Janis Joplin and Melissa Etheridge, and secondly, the awesome guitar licks throughout the album crafted by producer/guitarist, Jerry Leal. There is something delightfully '80s about the overall sound, with keyboard, bass, and drums rounding out the backing instrumentation and creating a solid and full rock sound. At first Eve’s Burden comes off like a vehicle for the band’s vocalist, Sharon Jordan. Jordan sure doesn't sing like a white girl, however, and that’s a wonderful thing. Instead, this diva – and yes, she’s earned that queenly title – belts it out like a gospel choir soloist on all of these mostly-funky tune