I remember absolutely trashing my voice trying to reach the notes that Tom Keifer would hit during Cinderella’s hits back in the day. I was pleasantly surprised that his supersonic skills have not diminished after thirty years. On Hype, his latest track, there’s a very intense style of hard rock that fits Tom’s vox perfectly. This means that are bits of sludge rock and post-grunge that are incorporated here to great impact. With hints of a more contemplative guitar sprinkled within (think Trixter or Dog Eat Dog-era Warrant), Hype pulls all of the right strings. With nary a minute to catch one’s breath, Hype will kick ass and take names like nothing else we’ve heard this year.
Tom Keifer #keiferband “HYPE” / Domain /