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The Grape and the Grain – The Hudson (Review)

The Grape and the Grain are back, after the great release “Better keep digging” the side project of Daniel Grimsland from the band “Three” is back, this time with more members and 2 brand new songs titled “The Hudson” and “Lord I’m Coming Home” to be released later this month. How well do these tracks stand up next to the full release earlier this year? Lets find out.

The Hudson Artwork

To start, the Hudson tracks seem to take a heavier approach while maintaining the unique blend sounds found on their earlier album, and this is the perfect sound for the band. No longer a one man band, this shows a change in their style, with heavier drums, guitar solos and backing vocals to round out the sound, they manage to be both heavy and catchy- “The Hudson” has been stuck in my head since the first time I clicked play, and I think this might end up being one of my favorite songs of 2013. 

The same things can be said about “Lord I’m Coming Home” as it follows the same style as “The Hudson”, showcasing this bands excellent sound that compliments Daniels voice perfectly. It’s nice to see this turn from a “one man band” to a complete band. Both tracks are an improvement from the sound on the previous album, while maintaining what made me love them in the first place. This makes me very excited for the future of this band as I’m sure what will come in the future will maintain this level of quality.

For 1$ these tracks are more than worth your money. They are both brilliant and if you liked “Better keep digging” you will love both of them. The tracks are now available for pre-order and will be available for purchase and download on October 29th. You can preorder here- https://thegrapeandthegrain.bandcamp.com/album/the-hudson.
Both tracks get a 9/10 from me and I highly recommend giving them a listen.


About matthewtblanchard

Just a quiet kid from Canada, who's in the process of piecing his life together! Huge fan of concept albums and progressive music, and just music in general.


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