I am a fly by night fan of Southern Rock. I can certainly enjoy some of it a lot but I can never really enjoy a full album. The Mollys are probably one of my fave bands in this style with some corking tunes in their catalogue. I always look forward to their albums. In the end I didn't like Gods and Guns from Lynyrd Skynyrd from last year. As usual the opening song was absolutely killer and then after that I slowly get bored and the lyrics are a bit too much for me but I don't normally give a fuck about lyrics but somehow in Skynyrd they rib me up the wrong way - maybe I don't understand cause I ain't a yank. Anyway here we are at the new Hatchet CD. It's the usual story. The opening song rules with thuderning twin guitar riffs and solos. The production on the whole album is great. Phil the singer has a great husky whisky soaked voice. I don't like the ballads in the middle much. The rocking songs in between don't rock enough and are a bit forgettable. Then we get to the final track Justice. Holy Shit!!!! It seems they concentrated real hard on this track to make it as epic and killer as possible. They wanted to try and equal their best ever track Fall of the peacemakers and it is a brave brave attempt which just falls short. But what a song it is in it's own right. Like in "Fall" the song starts acoustic and slow and gradually builds to a huge guitarfest crescendo and has great lyrics. It's not on youtube yet so I can't post a link but I urge you to try the song somehow if not the album. Justice what a song! I'm not gonna say it's worth the price of admission alone cause I can't buy an album just for one song but it's damn close!