In this Music Monday blog, we are going to get into one of my favorite new artist in the last five years. I have been a fan since their indy release where I pick it up from www.CDbaby.com. The band is called Texas Hippie Coalition and the record is their third, which is called Peacemaker. This band was formed in the northern part of Texas in 2008. They tour to support from coast to coast for “Pride Of Texas.” THC, who is Texas Hippie Coalition, calls their music “Red Earth Metal.” They were influenced by the southern hard rock and some country. THC signed with Carved Records and release their first national release which is called “Rollin’.” “Rollin'” topped on the United States Heatseekers, which is entering or new music, at number 29. “Peacemaker” was released in 2012 under the same record company and this is the record that will be review in this Music Monday blog. Let us get into the music.
Hands Up starts out with a nice guitar work at the beginning. It has some great drums and bass work too. I love the singer’s vocals. He has the classic rock to Pantera twist to his singing. This has a nice driving feel to the song. I love the feeling of this song and this is a great opening track. I love the start so far to the record. Great ending to the song too.
Damn You To Hell
I love the start of this song. It reminds me of something from Pantera back in the day. This is a really great start for THC on this record. Damn You To Hell has a nice driving feeling to it. I really enjoying the guitar solo towards in the end of the song. I love the lyrics and they are right in your face. This song has a nice ending.
I love the start of this song from the drums, bass, and guitar. I love how the guitars bend and twisted between each other. I love the lyrics and the melody. This is a great song. There is some nice guitar breaks towards the middle of the song. I love the build up to the end of the song. Nice ending from the guitar and the drums.
I love the start of this song. It has a metal country feel in his vocals. There is some nice drums and guitar work. I really enjoying the lyrics. This is one of the best songs I heard from this band. I love the chorus riff from the guitar. I love the pace of this song too. It has a nice guitar solo towards the end of the song. It has a nice ending to the song.
Turn It Up
Turn it Up has some nice guitar work with some great drums and bass. I love the singing from the singer when came into the song. You can tend that it is about to snap into something heavy, which it does during the chorus. I love the lyrics to this song. This band could be huge in the 1990’s or even the 1980’s. I love the pace to this song. This is a great song. So far this record is not a disappointment. I love the guitar solo towards the end of the song. There is some well placed back up vocals which makes sense in this song.
I love the throw back 1980’s heavy guitar riff. It rides on one note with the bass echoing it. It is heavy as hell and I miss that in songs today until then. I love the lyrics from the singer. It has some great lyrics. This song reminds me the good old days of metal. I love the pace to this song. There is a nice guitar solo towards the end of the song. This is a great song. I love how they ended the song. Perfect on the fade out towards the end of it.
Don’t Come Lookin’
I love how they started out with the acoustic guitar and back to the distorted guitar. It also had a nice short guitar solo towards the beginning of the song. This song is a well written song. They did a great job in all parts of the band on this song. I love how they are bring the touch of the acoustic guitar. I love the guitar solo towards the end of the song. I have not heard some good guitar solos from a newer metal group in a long time. It is very nice to hear it. It has a great ending like all the rest of the songs.
Sex & Drugs & Rock And Roll
This song has some great guitar work and I love the effect that they put on it at the beginning. I am also loving the acoustic guitar touch to this song just like Don’t Come Lookin’. The singer is singing his heart out of this song. There is some well written lyrics on this song. He has some great ideas on songs. I love the theme of this song. I love the touch on the singing at the end of the song. This is a great song.
Paw Paw Hill
I love the start of this song. It has a heavy folk and southern theme. It comes in with some great guitar work that is heavy as hell. I love lyrics that touch on the sweet leaf and moonshine. This song has a nice pace to it. He has written some great lyrics on this song too. I feel this song needs a guitar solo to break up the singing. Asides that, this is a great song.
I love the beginning of the song with the singer and the high-end bass riff. Bassist goes lower as the song goes on with the nice touch with the guitar and drums. I love the lyrics. I have a feeling this song has back meaning that will come out in the later part of their career. There is some nice guitar work from the rhythm and the lead. I love the guitar solo towards the end of the song. This is a great song.
Think Of Me
I love the piano action and the nice over the top guitar solo. I really love the singing from the singer and the lyrics. There is some great guitar work when it hits the main part of the song. This is a great song and I did not see this one coming from this band. I love the theme and lyrics in this song. THC did a great job writing this song and record. This is today’s power Ballard taken to the next level. Nice guitar solo towards the end of this song. I love the fact that they finish this song with the piano and then go back to the drums, guitar, and bass. I love how they ended the song with the piano and the singer.
Here is the current line up of Texas Hippie Coalition:
Big Dad Ritch – Vocals
John Exall – Bass
Wes Wallace – Guitar
Gunnar Molton – Dummer
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, I am really happy with this record. THC did a great job on this record and I love the process of this band as they move through their career. I enjoy the music and the feeling of the old times when I was growing up listening to Pantera and White Zombie. I am glad there is a band like Texas Hippie Coalition. I am looking forward to seeing this band live. I hope to see more music in the next few years. This band is for really and I will write any review to get more people to know this band. This is modern-day metal and I hope they stay together. I hope one time in my life I could have some beers with this band. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser