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Mount Carmel “Real Women” (Siltbreeze)

The Mole   4/21/2012   A Library

As I started to listen to the first track off the 2nd release from the three piece band Mount Carmel
titled “Real Women”, I was immediately thrown into the H.G. time machine and the taste of cheap
whiskey and Seconal came rushing back. It’s been two years since the last release from these
Columbus, Ohio boys on Siltbreeze Records and they have made much headway in their sound.
No longer as lo-fi as before, the new material hearkens back to the early to mid 70’s with a certain
resemblance to Humble Pie, Foghat and Savoy Brown. Matt Reed on guitar and vocals, his brother
Patrick on bass and Kevin Stubak on drums, the 9 track CD showcases how the band has taken
their talents to newer heights. Matt’s guitar workings and his vocals are much more advanced and
the overall sound is tighter and crisper. A mix of rough rock and backroom blues, Mount Carmel is
getting closer to the summit.

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