Sunday, 24 July 2016

DOROTHY - RockIsDead (2016)

Genre - Hard Rock / Classic Rock
Label - Roc Nation

Track listing:
01 - Kiss It
02 - Dark Nights
03 - Raise Hell
04 - Wicked Ones
05 - Gun In My Hand
06 - Medicine Man
07 - Woman
08 - Whiskey Fever
09 - After Midnight
10 - Missile
11 - Shelter

Fronted by incredible female vocalist Dorothy Martin, DOROTHY is nothing but rock at its absolute finest, and "RockIsDead" is an album not to be missed.
Based in L.A., DOROTHY includes lead singer Dorothy Martin, Zac Morris on drums, DJ Black on guitar, and Gregg Cash on bass. And although there is no doubt that lead vocalist Dorothy Martin is the real star of the show, the band are pretty damn tight too!
There is also a good chance you’ve heard a DOROTHY song before and just haven’t been able to put a name to the band. Their songs have been featured on Pretty Little Liars, Orange Is The New Black, and even the DLC trailer for Tom Clancy’s The Division. DOROTHY's backbone is basically classic rock with some traditional hard rock touches in a vintage style, conjuring from early Heart / Ann Wilson with Led Zeppelin, to Janis Joplin with a little Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz thrown in.
There is something on this album for everyone. 'Kiss It' has some Joan Jett on it with a catchy bluesy riff envelope, the groovy 'Dark Nights' adds a swamp rock feel with stadium choruses and an infectious riff, and 'Wicked Ones' with the sing-along "ah ah ah.." call-and-response chorus.
'Woman' is some kind of ballad whilst 'Whiskey Fever' is a thumping ode to that brown liquor all on a very '80s sounding package. In 'Gun In My Hand' the band mix some Americana that works greatly, then 'Medicine Man' evokes very early Eighties Heart.
More variation appears in 'After Midnight', a dynamic rocker with a Black Sabbath-like bass/guitar riffs blended with blues matched only by Martin's skyrocketing vocals. 'Missile' is perhaps the albums most  commercial track, anthemic with claps ala Queen's We Are The Champions yet with an unmistakable American feel. And if you need an emotional ballad, there's 'Shelter' and its bluesy heart.
Blending classic rock, blues, crowd-pleasing stadium rock and some traditional hard rock, DOROTHY's full length debut "RockIsDead" is a terrific collection of pure rock songs around the 3-minute mark plenty of heart & soul. Dorothy Martin is not only one hell of a vocalist, but she looks smokin' hot too!

Very Highly Recommended!

Rating: 10/10

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