Blitzen Trapper:: Destroyer of the Void

Portland’s Blitzen Trapper have released their fifth album, Destroyer of the Void, a work that shows them fine tuning a blend of country, rock, folk, and pop for a new addition to the American music story. This record has gotten as much play as anything as of late, opening with a Queen moment on the title track before delivering a run of classic rock twists and turns. Chimey guitar and a remembrance of sorts shadow “Below The Hurricane,” while Jackson Browne might be found somewhere within the wings of “Heaven and Earth.”  Darker folkways appear on “The Tree,” which features Alela Diane on vocals, though the album never cranks better than the swamp strut of “Evening Star.”   This is the kind of album that’s more likely to appeal to fans of music rather than clothing enthusiasts.  Easy to listen to because its all pretty good.

“Dragon’s Song” mp3
“Heaven and Earth” mp3

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