“Holy Moses” opens the disc with a funky blues rocker. Up tempo and a great attention getter to start things off. The band easily slides into a more funked out groove that ebbs and flows with “Temptation”, and the bass work at the solo break will inevitably have you gyrating. You’re allowed to gyrate. Go ahead. Enjoy yourself. “Mistreatin’ Folks” is a pretty standard slow blues burner that will have your reaching for your sunglasses even though you’re inside a darkened room. As you’re feeling all mellow and what not, Follow For Now shift gears and attack a Public Enemy classic in “She Watch Channel Zero”. Complete with the Slayer riff of “Angel of Death”, the boys deliver a great rendition of the tune. The vocals may be a bit to high in the mix, but it’s a minor flaw. Then, they slow things down again with “Time”, which I just noticed was produced by Brendan O’Brien. Huh . . . who knew? It’s actually one of the better songs on the album with guitarist / vocalist David Ryan Harris’ impassioned vocals highlighting the track.
After a brief psychedelic interlude with “Fire n’ Snakes”, the boys kick it into high gear and tell us to break the cycles that are keeping us in the ruts with “Evil Wheel”. Up tempo and funky, we bop through two and a half minutes of Fishbone-esque groove until we’re dropped on our collective ass to a slowed down bluesy piece entitled “Ms. Fortune”. We’re then served up another funked out rocker, this time with a social conscious in “White Hood”. Follow For Now wrap up the disc with “Milkbone”, a funked out metal tune with rapped lyrics, showing that they weren’t just pioneers in the black rock movement of the late ‘80’s / early ‘90’s, they were also instrumental in the whole rap rock movement that inundated the music industry several years later.
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