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Howard Brothers Band / Press

“When the track started , I thought it was a track from a long time ago. I mean that in a great way. Boys got it rocking out there. IT sounds right. People have been working and figuring things out. It sounds exactly how its supposed to. Hits hard, guitars nice and thick, vocals killing, . Really well done Howard Bros.”

“We have to say, the CD rocks! We love how the track “Better” is reminiscent of a Tesla tune, one of the best (and most under rated) 80’s bands ever. Tracks “Remember” and “When I’m Gone” are definitely Trowerish (that’s always a good thing). Another cool tune “Devils Reign” incorporates a didgeridoo and tribal drum intro to a heavy Trower-esque guitar riff with tough Soundgarden like vocals stapled to it. Very cool. The title track “Party Train” combines hard edged spinning metal riffs with rap like vocals, another tune with a fresh 2009 flavor. The track “Want” is perhaps the down and dirtiest one of all, screaming solos and cool effects make this tune stand out too. “Passing Time” is an introspective endeavour, it may even qualify as the CD’s ballad (heavy but perhaps it still qualifies as a ballad nonetheless). Overall the CD has a 2009 sound steeped in powerful classic rock riffs with pedal to the metal guitar and rock solid rhythm. Bottom line,”

“Howard Brothers Band, who’ve been on my radar for quite some time. The gritty, and at times just plain nasty, riffs of guitarist, Steven Howard, and the driving grooves of bassist, Aaron Howard, and Drummer, Tim Blankenship, were right up my alley. This power trio is the real deal!”

“Driven by the powerhouse riffs, stirring leads and hearty vocals of guitarist/singer Steven Howard and anchored by the chunky but finessed rhythms of bassist Aaron Howard and drummer Tim Blankenship, Go a Li’l Faster finds the band expanding on the Blues-inspired Classic Rock sound of its debut. On songs like “Everybody Jumping” and the title track, the group showcases thick, heavy grooves and a distinct swagger, with guitar work that recalls ex-Guns N’ Roses axman Slash in peak form. Elsewhere, the band switches things up with the soaring ballad “Lift Yourself,” while the ominous “Mama Leeds” and smoky “To the Bone” rumble on a plodding grind that recalls Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused.””

“The Howard Brothers Band make no effort to reinvent the wheel on Go a Li’l Faster, but they do manage to create an enjoyable Rock album that would fit nicely in a record collection heavy on artists like Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Mountain, Bad Company and another sibling-driven group, The Allman Brothers Band.”

““The trio doesn't practice historical revisionism. They prefer celebration without glorification” “A powerful aspect of HBB's dynamic sound is obviously the genetic connection. The two-brother-and-an-uncle set up is a natural” ”