The Key

Written by on June 20, 2013 in CD / DVD Releases, June 20, 2013, Music Reviews, News, News To Shout About! - Comments Off on The Key


by Dave Rude Band
(Rat Pak Records)

Tesla guitarist, Dave Rude returns with the follow-up to his self titled debut outing with, ‘The Key’. Showcasing his amazing guitar skills as well as rock solid vocals. Along with bassist Marco Guzman, drummer Josh Schmidt. ‘The Key’ serves up a straight-forward dose of hard-rockin’ songs that will have you rocking out in no time flat! The album itself is an adrenaline rush of pure rock and roll and it’s clear from the get go that Dave Rude and his band have one intention and that’s to thoroughly rock your socks off! ‘ The Key’, is an album loaded with great riffs such as the opening title track “The Key” with its supercharged driven riff that has Dave Rude using his full vocal range to drive the song on. Then there is, “Yours To Hold” a firecracker of a song that simply balls to wall! “On My Own Again”, features Dave’s Tesla bandmate, Troy Luckketta on drums. Speaking of drums. There’s some great drumming and bass playing from Josh Scmidt and Marco Guzmanon on the songs “Iron Grip” and the killer take on the Pete Gabriel classic, “Sledgehammer”. The full throttle rocker, “Charlie Mansion” finishes off the album.  From start to finish this album has real teeth. A great collection of well written and performed songs here but it’s the overall sound that impressed me. Energizing and driving, the Dave Rude Band’s, ‘The Key’ is essential to any fan of rock music.

Highly Recommended