Renegade Cartel 'Dear World' Album Review By: Christy Stites
Posted by NinaBRR on November 11 2019 08:06:10

Renegade Cartel 

Dear World

Independent

October 31, 2019

By: Christy Stites

Boston Rock Radio

All songs written, mixed, and produced by Renegade Cartel.

Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston MA.

 

Members are: (Lto R)

Guitar - Victor Diego Robles

Vocals/bass - Stephen Damon-Tilley

Drums - Robert LaFlamme

 

Aww yeah Metalheads, mouth from the south has some new sleazy rock n roll ear candy just for you. Straight out of Boston, MA we have Renegade Cartel setting the music scene on fire. For six years they have been working diligently to get the right members and the right sound.  Well I’m here to tell you they have finally got it down to a science.

 

These guys came across my radar a few weeks ago and I’ve been captivated as you will be too.  I have to say, the first time I listened to their new debut album Dear World, I was floored.  The song “When” is probably my favorite as I’m a sucker for a good old ballad.  It’s a bluesy stripped down tune, that when you hear it for the first time, it's got you under the influence,  The way the guitar starts out melancholy and somber, then Stephen’s powerful gritty voice kicks in, he takes you to another level in the universe.  “Morning Light” is another one that caught my attention.  I hear some old school grunge like a hint of Nirvana mixed with a little of Alice in Chains jacked up with Slash on the guitar. When I heard “Glory”  it reminds me of the modern day take of The Doors.  “End of Time” definitely has that Iron Maiden vibe when you listen to it. Let’s say if you mashed together the influences of Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Myles Kennedy, Slash, Alter Bridge, Alice in Chains, King's X then Renegade Cartel is their Wonder Child.  All fifteen tracks have a little something for everyone the more you listen to them, so rock n roll minions go and check out this trio and spread the word. You wont regret it.

 

Well that’s my weekly music review loudmouths and I hope I took you on a musical journey once again.  I like to leave my reviews with a positive attitude so here is a quote from  Dimebag Darrell. “Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumping. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down.”

 

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