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CD review SONS OF TEXAS "Baptized in the Rio Grande"

Veröffentlicht am 14. November 2015 von Markus W. in Sons Of Texas, Rock, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Southern Rock, CD Review, News, Pantera

(7/10) I knew about Sons Of Anarchy, but Sons Of Texas? Is it a chapter of the motorcycle club. No, it's not.

"Baptized in the Rio Grande" is the debut album of the band from Mc Allen, Texas. The first signs of life are dated back in 2013 and 1,5 years later the first longplayer is available in the record shops.

It was in spring 2015 when the disc was released in North America and now it also get's a proper release in Europe via Razor & Tie.

Sons Of Texas have created their own style that is build on alternative metal that reminds a bit to Alter Bridge, but there are also southern rock elements present. And if this wouldn't be enough also bands like Pantera have been played quite often in Mc Allen. The opener at least shows some cross-references that are well packaged and the same goes for "Drag the Blade"

The opposite of all this is called "Breathing Through My Wounds" - the ballad. It's a beautiful slower song that isn't something new, but comes with chart potential.

Talking about charts. The debut scored already some chart successes in the US and I'm curious if this also goes for Europe.

In the end I think that Sons Of Texas is a band that is build on a solid base. What I miss is a bit of what they stand for. There are too many different styles and inspirations involved in the songs. But what are the trademarks of Sons Of Texas? I bit more focus would fit very well.

Besides that, all good on "Baptized in the Rio Grande".





  1. Never Bury the Hachet
  2. Pull It and Fire
  3. Baptized in the Rio Grande
  4. Nothing King
  5. The Vestyman
  6. Blameshift
  7. Breathing Through My Wounds
  8. Morals of the Helpless Kind
  9. Drag the Blade
  10. September
  11. Texas Trim


Label: Razor & Tie

Genre: Alternative Metal

Release Date EU: November 6th, 2015

CD review SONS OF TEXAS "Baptized in the Rio Grande"