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Album Review: Ginger Red, Donuts and Coffee

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I had never heard of Ginger Red before this album and was excited to take their latest release for a spin.  New music energizes me, and I was hoping that this release would do just that.  After listening to the first few tracks, I could immediately tell that Donuts and Coffee was special.  The first thing I noticed about this album was how the band blended their 80's rock metal roots with some new metal sounds reminiscent of one of my favorite bands, Bullet for My Valentine. In today’s rock/metal scene, you really have to try and be as unique as possible, and I think Ginger Red does a good job at keeping things different throughout their latest release. From the melodies to the solos in “Loving My Chains”, the collaboration of instruments defines the unique type of music being played by Ginger Red. 

My second big takeaway from Donuts and Coffee was the production quality in this album - it was simply amazing. I think between the drums and guitar, there is a great balance of sound. The riffs in “Song of Love” mixed with the consistent pounding of the drums is well mixed in my opinion. Nothing is more noticeable than a great mix and I will say that every time. This is a big release for the German rock band. I do fully believe they put everything into this album that they could.

Finally, I think the flow of the album was thought about a lot during production and was fairly impressed with the progression of each song. From “Come Close” to “Get Down", the intensity and power from each track kept you excited to see what was to come next. Most albums have a low point in them, but I think Ginger Red was focused on making sure the breaks were short and steady. For instance, in “Get Down”, it slows down just long enough to be anticipating a quick build up and jump back into the chorus.

Bottom line, Ginger Red's Coffee and Donuts is a super killer album with great riffs galore.  It's more than I expected going in and hits on all cylinders from start to finish.  If you love metal like I do, this one is a "no-brainer".  Grab a copy today!

As always, rock on my friends!      Hunnypot Approved!     Overall Rating:  9 out of 10

Artist: Ginger Red,  Album: Donuts and Coffee,  Release Date: November 9th, 2018 (Pre-order  HERE),  LabelEl Puerto Records GbR



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