Clan formed in the city of Norwich, UK in the year 2012. Influenced by the likes of Black Sabbath and Graveyard, they came up with some good ol' fashioned doom rock. Yet, unlike most fuzz-riffed bands, Clan goes back in time instead of forward. They don't need the heaviness of the previously mentioned bands to convince. Clan sounds like they are also influenced by people like David Bowie, Creedence Clearwater Revival or Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Needless to say that these guys can rock. From opener 'No Fairytale' over headshakers like 'First Step' to the beautiful ballad 'The Dead Of Witchcraft', this trio provides an interesting overview of rock music throughout the ages. Blues, doom metal, hard rock, call it what you will. This is probably one of the most 'classic rock' bands you can find today, perfectly linking the vintage era with today's scene where Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats or Kadavar dwell.
I used to think that The Vintage Caravan was today's reference for classic rock but I have to reconsider that opinion while my feet tap along with 'Leave It Be'. There's some awesome guitar work here, bringing even Golden Earring to mind, one of the first bands I loved when I was a little boy. The fact that Clan takes on an occult approach, pushes them into the world of obscure rock, which is perfectly fine with me. I like to dwell here.
So the verdict: if you have ever been a fan of sixties and seventies rock, preferably the kind that was considered 'heavy' in those days, you should definitely but this excellent piece of work. The is nostalgia for aging rockers and a whole world to be discovered for younger ones. And, like I often do, I really want to see them live, not only for the music but also for those girls I mentioned in the opening paragraph. Bring it on...