Brantley Gilbert​ // Fire & Brimstone // Album Review
Brantley Gilbert​ // Fire & Brimstone // Album Review 9
Brantley Gilbert​ // Fire & Brimstone // Album Review 9
Brantley Gilbert​ // Fire & Brimstone // Album Review 9
Brantley Gilbert​ // Fire & Brimstone // Album Review 9
Brantley Gilbert​ // Fire & Brimstone // Album Review 9
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9.3

Modern Country music usually falls into two categories – old school or a blend of Country with Pop or Rock. Brantley Gilbert​ certainly falls into the latter with his gravelly vocals and heavier riffs. I’ve been a fan ever since hearing the drinking classic “Bottoms Up” and I’ve not looked back since, so this latest album ​Fire and Brimstone​was something I was certainly excited to get stuck into.

Kicking off the album is “Fire’t Up”, there is an instant link to that good old country feel with the sound of those banjo strings. Don’t be fooled though as it heads into chorus there is a much harder-hitting riff from the guitars that is sure to get you moving. If you’re looking for a classic country ballad though, Brantley can deliver on that level too with “What Happens In A Small Town”. Collaborating with Canadian Country star Lindsey Ell, it’s easy to see why it’s one of his top played tracks on Spotify. As there are all the key components of both a Country and Rock ballad blended into one.

This is not the only collaboration on the album though as “Welcome To Hazeville” sees guest vocals from ​Colt Ford, Lukas Nelson​ and the king of Country himself Mr ​Willie Nelson​! With its laid back melody that kicks into some tapped out vocals from Colt Ford, proving once again Modern Country is not all that you expect it to be but is in fact much more complex than imagined.

If you’re looking for a rockier track then “Tough Town” will take you there while title track “Fire and Brimstone” brings us to that soft ballad style with more guest vocals from ​Jamey Johnson ​and ​Alison Krauss​.

Fire and Brimstone is almost a who’s who of guest stars while still showcasing just who Brantley Gilbert is and his style. Even if Country isn’t your thing, this album is certainly worth a listen as it journeys through heavier riffs and ballads that are sure to get you moving.

 

Emmie

 

FIRE & BRIMSTONE Track List:

1. “Fire’t Up” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Brandon Day, Justin Weaver)
2. “Not Like Us” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Rhett Akins, Brock Berryhill, Amy Wadge)
3. “Welcome To Hazeville” (featuring Colt Ford, Lukas Nelson and Willie Nelson) (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Rodney Clawson, Andrew DeRoberts, Colt Ford)
4. “What Happens In A Small Town” (featuring Lindsay Ell) (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Rhett Akins, Brock Berryhill, Josh Dunne)
5. “She Ain’t Home” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Brian Davis, Justin Weaver)
6. “Lost Soul’s Prayer” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Andrew DeRoberts)
7. “Tough Town” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Blake Chaffin, Andrew DeRoberts, Josh Phillips)
8. “Fire & Brimstone” (featuring Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss) (Written by Brantley Gilbert)
9. “Laid Back Ride” (Written by Brantley Gilbert)
10. “Bad Boy” Written by Brantley Gilbert, Andrew DeRoberts, Josh Phillips)
11. “New Money” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Rhett Akins, Brock Berryhill, Brandon Day)
12. “Breaks Down” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Jaida Dreyer, Josh Mirenda, Justin Weaver)
13. “Man Of Steel” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Cole Taylor)
14. “Never Gonna Be Alone” (Written by Brantley Gilbert, Brock Berryhill, Erik Dylan)
15. “Man That Hung The Moon” (Written by Brantley Gilbert)
Label: Big Machine Label Group
Producers on FIRE & BRIMSTONE include Brandon Day (tracks 1, 11), Mike Elizondo (tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 12) and Dan Huff (tracks 2, 4, 7-10, 13-15).

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