Well, here is 'Long Play', an awesome alternative rock album that effortlessly combines Black Crowes with AC/DC and Pearl Jam with Nirvana. So yes, it seems like these youngsters have listened to what I had to say in my previous review. I couldn't be happier about the result.
Poste 942 plays blues driven hard rock, alternative rock and grunge and 'The Color Of Red' is exactly that. I don't think they could have chosen a better song than this one to open the album. It's followed by the bluesy 'Whiskey', a world class song that reeks of AC/DC, especially with the bagpipes solo. You could say 'that has been done before' but just listen. It's bloody awesome. It could get everybody's rocking shoes on.
From the very beginning of this album, I have been impressed by the sheer quality of the music. I hear flashes of Alice In Chains and Led Zeppelin but most of all I hear a well attuned band crafting some amazing rock music. I also hear a highly versatile vocalist who has both the emotion and the raw power this music needs. On 'Punky Booster', they experiment with - you guessed it - punk rock. And that too works perfectly.
I'm not going into a song by song description here but I will say that all of them are excellent and certainly deserve your attention. 'Grace' and 'Lonely Day' rock beautifully while the 'Psycho Love' duo nicely shows the softer side. However, here the Metallica - and mostly James Hetfield's voice - references return, for the first time on this album which obviously means that Poste 942 has become more versatile and mature than on the previous album.
So, to finish: 'Long Play' is a stunner, a great testament and tribute to the beautiful world of rock music. If you love any of the the bands I mentioned in this review, you should get your hands on a copy of this gem. You can't go wrong with Poste 942. I hope I get to see them live soon...