DELTA DEEP – East Coast Live

DELTA DEEP - East Coast Live
  • 7/10
    DELTA DEEP - East Coast Live - 7/10


Frontiers Records
Release date: December 23, 2017

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5/10 (1 vote)

This borderline super-group made up of Def Leppard’s Phil Collen, Stone Temple Pilots’ Rob DeLeo, and seasoned session players Forrest Robinson and Debi Blackwell-Cook, brings together an unexpected but very fruitful cast of characters for a heartfelt and fun delta blues exploration.

East Coast Live features the act’s 2016 performance at Daryl’s House in Pawling, NY. With this live album essentially being an entire, single live show, the release has an unquestioningly genuine, organic vibe to it; something that is often missed on modern live albums.

While this is, without a doubt, a straight-ahead blues release, there are some strong rock elements to be found here as well, mostly noticeable in the drums and some of the lead guitar work. This is to be expected given the musicians involved.

One welcome aspect of this album is that Delta Deep doesn’t rely too much on traditional blues standards, instead favoring traditional yet original material for most of the set. In a genre that tends to stick to a relatively short list of typical tunes, this is a refreshing and invigorating approach. Along with the East Coast Live album, the band has also released a DVD featuring several of the key songs from the same concert. Fans of the blues or even 70s and 80s rock will enjoy this release. Highlights include “Bang The Lid”, “Black Coffee”, and “Bless These Blues”.


  • Maxxxwell Carlisle

    Maxxxwell was a reviewer and the host of The Maxed Out Metal Hour here on Metal Express Radio. He is the current lead guitarist for LA based metal veterans Hellion. In addition to his ongoing role in Hellion, he has also released 5 albums as a solo artist and appeared as a guest writer and soloist on Michael Angelo Batio's Intermezzo album, named one of the Top 5 shred albums of 2014 by Guitar World Magazine. He continues to collaborate with various Metal musicians and teaches guitar technique and Metal composition via Skype. Additionally, he is a former competitive bodybuilder and enjoys a lifestyle based around health, fitness and Metal.

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