With an authentic sonorous identity, and a somewhat irreverent musical prerogative, Long Claw has strong harmonies and aggressively rude and striking, but precisely modest guitar lines, which are, in my opinion, their greatest qualities. With particularly enchanting beautiful songs – with a poetically primordial nature of sensibility and serenity, like the fourth track, Razor Blade Tears, that brings in the everlasting sincerity of its harmoniously human conjuncture a significant influence from southern rock, that in this case I would personally describe as a bizarrely eccentric mixture of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Blind Guardian –, Disastrophe is a preciously singular, uniquely fascinating, beautifully executed work, that has on the strength of its formidable creativity its greatest triumph.
With an eclectic and versatile style, that swims mostly on heavier and wider oceans of rock, Long Claw has presented on Disastrophe a fantastic new version of old school rock’n’roll. Without any moments of monotonous or generic harmonies, this great band has introduced into the underground scenery a virulent and audacious degree of energy that certainly has everything to increase not only a more genuine potential for the genre as a whole, but to awake a more lethargic fan base to a real authentic revival of old school rock’n’roll.
Although Disastrophe has its share of common and ordinary songs as well, nevertheless, it is a great and thoroughly intriguing album, that rescues entirely, with a somewhat charismatic easiness, the soul and the essence of wild rock’n’roll. Definitely, it is worthwhile listening to it! Be sure about that!