Travelin Jack were founded in 2003 and have since become one of Germany’s most unusual rock outfits. Their latest effort Commencing Countdown is due for release on September 8th.
The album opens with “Land of the River,” a spiritual track with an old school rock feel, but a fresh aura surrounding it. “Metropolis” is a dramatic tune sprinkled with glam rock. Alia’s vocals entice and seduce the listener while expert guitar work dazzles for this guitar driven song.
“Keep on Running” moves with its infectious grooves and sultry attitude. It’s a track full of confidence, and is absolutely rocking. “Cold Blood” teases with hints of classic metal. It’s an intricately woven track, with every piece having its own place. The blood flows electrically through your veins; let it consume you.
“Galactic Blue” follows with its distorted guitars and space like sounds. The stars dance and flicker above you for an out of this world track. “Time” showcases beautiful and bold vocals, which are full of attitude. Skilled guitar work touches your soul and you will be hooked on this song in no time. It’s a classic, timeless piece of art.
“Miracles” is up next and it’s layer upon layer of sexy, tantalizing, infectious sounds. Even the guitar solo screams seduction. “What Have I Done” is a bluesy inspired piece, which sways into the spotlight. You can imagine yourself sitting at a bar with a drink in hand, losing yourself into your own thoughts.
“Fire” blazes through as it builds speed. This is another great track that doesn’t extinguish. When it kicks in, it reminds me of Holy Diver. “Journey To The Moon” brings the album to its close. It’s fast paced, catchy and will get your feet tapping. It’s soaring guitars slice through and stop you in your tracks.
Commencing Countdown is retro, modern and reminiscent of the 70s. It’s a piece of art which will live on for years to come.