Hailing from Switzerland, Worry Blast burst on to the scene in 2013, channelling their inner AC/DC, and Airbourne with the hard rocking Break Out From Hell. They then proceeded to follow this up with relentless touring and really made a name for themselves on the live scene for their furious and hard rockin’ live shows. This caught the right people’s attention and by 2015 they were touring with the likes of The Scorpions, Gotthard and Johnny Hallyday.
The band then followed up with its second album in 2016, Hit The Gas, Cwhich came complete with ballsy riffs and furious solos. As a result of Global distribution Worry Blast were offered a great promotional tour over Europe with fifty-odd shows supporting Nashville Pussy. Further touring alongside Patrick Bruel (famous French singer), Gotthard, and Bonafide was then on the menu.
2017 was a little quieter with the focus to deliver the new album .44, which brings them to my attention. This bluesy, hard rocking offering keeps your toe tapping along with some really cool riffs and beats. If you are a fan of the Aussie giants mentioned above then this album will really appeal to you.
Kicking off the album is the rockabilly Outta Nowhere! It’s got all the staples, driving drum beats, big licks and bluesy riffs topped off by the powerful, yet raspy, vocals of Mat Petrucci. Dirty Mind, the first single is up next. It is a riff that wouldn’t look out of place on an AC/DC album and the vocals have got that real sleazy vibe to it – I like it.
In a genre that is ably covered by AC/DC, the album doesn’t offer anything that stands out as really new. But in saying that, it is still really worth a listen. The guitar work all over is solid with rhythm guitar and heavily distorted riffs provided by Petrucci, and lead guitarist Allan Claret shows off his chops with some great solo work. The rhythm section is covered by brothers Dann (bass) and Lucas Collaud (drums) and tight, and drives the songs masterfully.
Overall there are ten songs, hooks aplenty are found and each song coming in at around the three to four minute mark.
I’ve had a few listens and finds it holds up well with repeated playing. I could easily see it being played along as a soundtrack for the recently finished Summernats festival held in Canberra, Australia. Overall for me the best songs are the title track .44, Dirty Mind, and the finishing track We Can’t Stop Rock ‘N Roll.
.44 was produced by Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Michael Kiske, Bob Catley) and is due for release worldwide through Mighty Music today (January22nd).
Hot ‘n’ Ready
Drink It All
We Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’Roll
This is a solid album and I can see it appealing to those who like AC/DC, Airbourne, and other bands in that vein. Check it out.