Released : November, 2012.
More Info: aeoniandog.wordpress.com
If you like your classic rock riffs and driving rhythms combined with an often catchy, melodic chorus and plenty of tongue-in-cheek, then look no further than Herefordshire’s Aeonian Dog (pronounced ee-oh-nee-un). This is unrefined and dirty, hard ’n heavy rock ‘n roll. It’s a sound that embodies the carefree, fun-time American hard rock attitude of the 80’s and mixes it with the less showy, grittier, solid restrain of classic British rock.
The album is full of very accessible and enjoyable songs that should inspire all but the most rhythmically inept to get up and dance or at the very least tap a foot with some gusto, and what’s more it’s a grower. So perhaps the vocals are a little thin and strained at times, but it doesn’t really matter as you’re soon past that and enjoying the fun light-hearted vibe, which is far more what this bands about.
From the first chords of the short instrumental opening title-track, through the whimsical duo of “Miracle Man” and “Pole Dance Fiend” and onward past “Kiss And Tell” the riffs keep coming. And into the albums second half they seem to get progressively stronger with “Trial By Fire”, “Get Down Stay Down” and “Nightmare” they attack with more precision and an unrelenting insistence to kick ass, right up until the finals echoes of the infectious sing-a-long chorus of “Stand Up (For Rock N Roll)”.
If you were to find yourselves lost amongst the remotest backwaters of North Herefordshire, if you were to listen as you approached the lights, you may be lucky and hear the familiar distorted growl of this hound - but beware if it draws you closer, as you may just get bitten by the Aeonian Dog.
Available to stream and download from aeoniandog1.bandcamp.com/album/2012ad