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A very enjoyable album – long live hook n riff rock n roll!

Homeless Hill are a Georgia (USA) based band that specialise in what they like to call "Hook n Riff Rock n Roll", which basically means it's all about the guitars and the hooks. Let's be honest, that's not a bad plan to have. 'Invincible' is their second album, and although it's been floating round the States since the middle of last year, this is the first time it has been pushed out towards Europe.

If you haven't heard of Homeless Hill, don't worry too much as this is a self released product without any help from a label. It's quite evident from the off, however, that it wouldn't be too surprising if they were to get a break at some point that would see them welcomed into more stereos round the world. They play some pretty solid heavy rock with plenty of melody, sort of a pleasant mix of the Foo Fighters and Stone Temple Pilots, although I would say worse than the first and better than the second.

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Darin Curtis has a strong voice, at times letting his accent show through and adding a bit of personality, and there's a real maturity to the song writing throughout. Naturally, there's some big rockers on here, like 'Oddball' and 'Broken Bones', but they're not afraid to slow it down for the southern flavoured 'They Don't Know', a song that would do Skynyrd proud. Special mention must go to the title track as well, which build up beautifully into a monster guitar driven finale.

Homeless Hill do plenty of things right on 'Invincible', and have a sound that, although it carries inevitable hints of other bands, has a real identity about it. Not Grunge, but certainly carrying a bit of its baggage, this is nonetheless a very enjoyable album – long live hook n riff rock n roll!

Alan Holloway

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