For an inaugural release, The Healing has laid a strong foundation for a bright future.
Artist: The Healing
Label: The Healing
Release Date: August 22, 2014
Duration: 5 tracks, 27:38
Straight ahead blues-rock with simple chording underlying vocals make much of Childhood Home similar to Ryan Adam’s self-titled release of 2014, but the similarity ends there.
Both ‘No Virtue’ and ‘Losing My Way’ have a sound very similar to early Savoy Brown blues with Kim Simmons lead guitar of the early ‘70s. ‘Tonopah’ hits home with simple lyrics and rhythm coupled with great play between guitars making this tune work hot.
Continuing the theme of the previous self-titled song’s softer message, ‘Shed One Tear’ incorporates fuzzy guitar and upbeat tempo producing a new and different sound and feel from the remainder of the collection.
Childhood Home has raw emotion and interesting sound. Missing is an improved mix, deeper / richer sound and smoother flow. For an inaugural release, The Healing has laid a strong foundation for a bright future.
Scott S Mertens