˝Smoke On This˝ Is One Of Loudwire´s 25 best Hard Rock Albums Of 2017

Loudwire´s 25 Best Hard Rock Albums of 2017

November 28, 2017
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2017 is winding down and we’ve had quite the year in hard rock. There are the bands you expect to see and there’s also a batch of newer bands that are knocking down the door and demanding their seat at the table.

24. Rex Brown, ‘Smoke on This’

After toiling in several post-Pantera projects, Rex Brown stepped up to the mic (and guitar) and delivered a stellar solo debut. While ‘Smoke on This’ may not be reminiscent of Pantera, the musician does cop the attitude of that band while delivering a bluesy, rock-leaning gem. Highlights include the Zeppelin-esque “Crossing Lines,” the sludgy “Buried Alive” and the more psychedelic “Get Yourself Alright.”. Brown’s ‘Smoke on This’ feels just as at home on a gin joint jukebox as it would ripping through your headphones.