2020 Reviews

Published on September 7th, 2020 | by Justin G.

Electric Mob: Discharge (Frontiers, 2020)

It’s not all team-ups and supergroups at the Frontiers label these days. They’ve also done a great job spotlighting up-an-coming bands from all over the globe. One of their more exciting recent finds is Electric Mob. Hailing from Brazil, Electric Mob plays what you might call “no-frills” rock n’ roll.

Electric Mob’s debut album is titled Discharge, and it’s a heavy, grooving, blues-influenced release with a strong nod to the classic ’70s and ’80s rock n’ roll sound. Think Aerosmith meets Badlands. Guitarist Ben Hur Auwarter serves up meaty riffs and some of the most soulful solos you’ll hear all year. And vocalist Renan Zonta (already a star in his own right from “The Voice Brazil”) has all the range, power and charisma you want from a great rock frontman. You might recall his contribution on the latest Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall album as well.

Sometimes you just want to skip the various sub-genres and lose your heart to a great, straight-up rock n’ roll album. Discharge is exactly that kind of album. Electric Mob plays rock n’ roll with guts, heart and soul, and are one of rock’s most promising new acts. Fans of bands like The Answer, Rival Sons, Badlands, early Aerosmith and Inglorious ought to love this one.

Electric Mob: Discharge (Frontiers, 2020) Justin G.
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Summary: Straight-up kick-ass rock n' roll


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