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For Blues Rock fans it appears, ironically, that Confusion makes sense.

Despite the name, there's not a lot of confusion surrounding this Swedish band's straightforward sound. Take the fuzzy, Bluesy riffs of ZZ Top, work that groove hard and you've got the backbone of Confusion's music. Add vocals that ape Jim Morrison (if he were a German) on 'Pay My Share' and 'Mainstream', adopt a more Rock 'n' Roll approach on 'Sweet Little Woman' and you've got a simple yet effective Blues band.

'Down The Drain' has the primal groove and the cartoon menace of George Thorogood And The Destroyers. This is heavier than standard Blues but not dark enough to be labelled Stoner. This four-piece, while they won't set arenas on fire, do a good enough job that they'd be able to burn your local pub to the ground on a Friday night gig. If you're looking for Nu-Blues and something adding a fresh spin on the Devil's music, this isn't it. This is fairly standard Blues Rock that won't surprise but does what it does competently.

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In this digital age of expanded discs, nine tracks could be seen as being somewhat short-changed and despite being a Blues bunch at heart, they keep those songs fairly concise, not stretching the tunes out further than five minutes forty seconds. When they do solo a little longer on 'Some Things Are Given', it's no bad thing and perhaps they should do more of this in the future.

No excess musical frippery means straight up, basic, well-played Blues Rock; for Blues Rock fans it appears, ironically, that Confusion makes sense.

Duncan Jamieson

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