BLACK EYED VERMILLION WITH THE INHERITANCE: The Pleasure Tide: CD

The vocals on The Pleasure Tide are handled by Gary Lindsey of Black Eyed Vermillion who, when yelling, reminds me of an excited, drunken Tom Waits. His backing band is The Inheritance, an act with an Eastern European sound. I don’t really like Eastern European-sounding music and The Inheritanceis no exception. Any time I hear this style, I feel like I’m watching some dramatic film about Jews in Poland right before World War II. It all sounds the same. Granted, the whole album wasn’t entirely redundant, as some of the music had a bit more of a country influence to it. Still, mixing klezmer with the occasional twang of country and a guy who occasionally morphs into an intoxicated troubadour just doesn’t do a thing for me. Surprising, I know. 

 –kurt (Farmageddon)