Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

LEE BAINES III & THE GLORY FIRES

There Is A Bomb In Gilead

2012-05-15

There Is A Bomb In Gilead is the debut album from Alabama band Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires. It comes out of the gate rocking with “Ain’t No Stranger”. Second track, “Centreville” is southern-fried garage and has catchy “wooo-wooo-wooo” vocals in the chorus. Starting with the ballad “Reba” and the medium-tempo “Choctaw Summer”, the album delves more into its southern side, getting downright country on “Magic City Stomp”. One can’t help but to compare Lee Baines and The Glory Fires to the Allman Brothers, especially as the album progresses into the country-blues of the last four or five tracks. Album closer, the title track, comes from Lee Bains mishearing the old hymn as a child, “There Is A Balm In Gilead”. All in all, I’d sum up this release as countryfied southern rock. Rebecca Ruth

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #Folk

  • reviewed 05/2010

    NATHAN KALISH
    Delicate Veins

  • reviewed 01/2005

    Amos Lee
    Amos Lee

  • reviewed 03/2004

    Dirk Powell
    Time Again

  • reviewed 12/2007

    THE BRIDGE
    The Bridge

  • reviewed 10/2010

    IVOR THOMAS
    Nowhere Else To Go

  • reviewed 03/2013

    SHOOTER JENNINGS
    THE OTHER LIFE

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.