Canada's Karroll Brothers consisted of three brothers (Peter, Paul and John) and Steven Balison. Formed in early 1970, the Karroll Brothers have a rather foggy backstory, but is is know that they amassed quite a repertoire of original material before finally issuing their self-titled debut on their own private label in 1978. The album fared well in the pacific northwestern region of the states, as well as parts of Canada. Touring in support of many legendary acts ensued over the next few years, while the band continued issuing albums.
Though the band's activities are in flux at the present, the band have stated they intend on recording a live album. Some of the band's previously issued material was remastered for CD in 2001. Peter has also been working in publishing and production for numerous canadian acts like Bif Naked and Annihilator.
"Karroll Brothers" perplexes me, because it does contain some decent material, but it seems tame when considering the band's self-proclaimed "high energy rock" status. Most of what can be found here is decent, if unremarkable, classic rock with slight AOR flourishes. Synths can be found all over the place, but only as a means of coloring the arrangements. The melodies seem to be the downfall here, as they do little to enhance the memorability of the material. Most of the tracks here are midtempo and lackadaisical, doing little to create dynamic peaks and valleys. To their credit, the musicianship is tight and proficient...but ultimately, they fail to mask the ordinary feel of this album. Since this is merely my opinion, I urge everyone to grab this and reach their own conclusion. Enjoy this 'orchman' vinyl rip...
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